Night Angler (American Poets Continuum #172) (Paperback)
BOA Editions, 9781942683780, 112pp.
Publication Date: April 30, 2019
WINNER OF THE 2018 JAMES LAUGHLIN AWARD
Geffrey Davis's second collection of poems reads as an evolving love letter and meditation on what it means to raise an American family. In poems that express a deep sense of gratitude and wonder, Davis delivers a heart-strong prayer that longs for home, for safety for black lives, and for the messy success of breaking through the trauma of growing up during the crack epidemic to create a new model of fatherhood. Filled with humor and tenderness, Night Angler sings its own version of a song called grace--sung with a heavy and hopeful mix of inherited notes and discovered chords.