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Davis, Christina 1971-

Overview
Works: 88 works in 107 publications in 1 language and 480 library holdings
Genres: Quotations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Live sound recordings  Records and correspondence  Anecdotes  Interviews  Poetry 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3604.A9562, 811.6
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Most widely held works by Christina Davis
Forth a raven : poems by Christina Davis( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Christina Davis' deeply-felt lyric poems will seduce the reader with their spare elegance. In the Book of Genesis, Noah sends forth a raven and a dove to test the status of the flood. The return of the quiet dove is widely celebrated, but the fate of the garrulous raven is left ambiguous. In Christina Davis' luminous first collection of poems, her questions are those raised by the journey of the raven and what it represents: language and the potential for truth, the nature of exile and mortality. Flight may be physical or emotional but in either case begs the question of how to communicate, how to remain connected to people and places left behind. These ethereal poems, curious and necessary, remind us of all that we risk when we venture forth."--Publisher's website
An ethic : poems by Christina Davis( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Christina Davis's An Ethic begins with the death of a loved one and proceeds to widen the gyre of that lossÑas constructs of here and now, near and far, human and animal begin to fall away or be questioned. Compared by Forrest Gander to the works of George Oppen, this minimalist meditation looks back to the 19th century ideals of Muir, Thoreau and Whitman, and forward to a new unity"--back cover
Illuminations : great writers on writing( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeing double : on translating Landays by Eliza Griswold( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Held in the same chapel where Ralph Waldo Emerson delivered his provocative Divinity School address, this event features poet and journalist Eliza Griswold, who reads from her selected translations of contemporary Afghan landays, I Am the Beggar of the World, which was awarded a 2015 PEN Prize, along with poems from her forthcoming collection. She discusses the relationship between her work as a journalist and as a poet and how the two forms of close observance inform one another. A Question and answer session follows
Instead of a headstone by Christina Davis( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On John Wieners( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Dewhurst, co-editor with Joshua Beckman and CAConrad of Supplication: Selected Poems by John Wieners (Wave Books, 2015), introduces and emcees this lively gathering of Wieners' friends and companions. This merry band of makers shares memories, poems, and vignettes from the life of one of Boston's most beloved poets and figures
Be again : three films by Fanny Howe ; introduction by Keith Jones by Fanny Howe( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In conjunction with Fanny Howe's 2014-2015 WPR Creative Fellowship, Howe screens three films she made in collaboration with Sheila Gallagher, John Gianvito, and Maceo Senna: Brigid of Murroe (2014); What nobody saw (1979/2015); and Be again (1992/2015)
The lip of the flamingo : poetry & the misuse of language by Timothy Donnelly( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Poetry reading] by C. A Conrad( Recording )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the Poets' Theatre : a conversation with Susan Howe and Peter Howarth by Susan Howe( Recording )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oral history conversation recorded during Susan Howe's artistic residency at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
A reading by Bhanu Kapil Rider( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second Poet's Voice reading of the season brings together Bhanu Kapil (author of four books of prose/poetry, including The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers and Ban en Banlieue) and Fred Moten (National Book Award finalist for The Feel Trio and the author, most recently, of Little Edges) whose sonically-seamed work activates and interrogates the "little edges" between and among lyric and discourse, selfhood and social space, and (Khapil writes) "bodies and race and what bodies receive and register."
Poetry reading by Rachel Blau DuPlessis( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rachel Blau DuPlessis' Drafts and Nathaniel Mackey's "Mu"/Song of the Andoumboulou, each of which has unfolded over the course of several books and appeared in a wide range of publishing venues since the 1980s, are two of the longest ongoing poems being written in English today. DuPlessis reads from Surge and Mackey from his recent chapbook Moment's Omen, with some commentary on their engagement with the long poem. The event is introduced by Daniel Bouchard and Patrick Pritchett
On the astonishment tapes by Miriam Nichols( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1974, Robin Blaser recorded a series of autobiographical tapes reflecting on his life and his literary companions (among them, Robert Duncan, Jack Spicer and Charles Olson). Miram Nichols, editor of The Astonishment Tapes, presents a collage of audio clips by Blaser and compares the political/aesthetic urgencies underpinning these 1974 tapes with our current context
Modernists on the poetry circuit by Peter Howarth( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rapid growth in live poetry reading after World War Two put many pre-War modernists on stage for the first time. How did they adapt difficult poems to this surprising new audience, neither mass nor coterie? Could the change from print to performance become a creative opportunity, not just a confirmation of past glories? Using the Poetry Room's collection of historic live recordings, Peter Howarth (Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary, University of London) explores how well readings by T.S. Eliot, E.E. Cummings, and Marianne Moore re-animated their own work for a younger generation
A reading by Erin Mouré( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In her first-ever visit to the United States, Galician poet Chus Pato joins forces with experimental Canadian poet Erín Mouré to read from Secesión (Chus Pato, translated by Erín Mouré) and Insecession (Mouré, echoing Pato), published in English in one volume in 2014 by BookThug. Secesión/Insecession is a dual book of biopoetics and a bold and challenging homage to the acts of reading, writing, and translating poetry. To Pato in Secesión, the poem is an insurrection against the language of consensus; to Mouré in Insecession, translation itself disrupts and reforms poetics. "We can now recognize a third text alongside the readerly and the writerly," Mouré writes, "let's call it the untranslatable."
The making of Citizen by Claudia Rankine( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poet and scholar Claudia Rankine (author of National Book Critics Circle Award-winner and National Book Award-finalist Citizen: An American Lyric as well as Don't Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric) will read from Citizen and narrate the process involved in selecting, "doctoring," and integrating the artworks throughout the work
The lip of the flamingo : poetry & the misuse of language by Timothy Donnelly( Recording )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Creeley collective : a community gathering to celebrate the selected letters of Robert Creeley( Recording )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At this informal gathering to celebrate the publication of The Selected Letters of Robert Creeley (Berkeley : University of California Press, 2014), friends, family members and the editors of his letters shared stories about Creeley's years in Buffalo, his relationship to Cambridge and Harvard, his approach to writing and poetry readings, his role as a mentor and as a catalyst for poetic community, the significance of fatherhood and family life, and his final days in Marfa. The event opens with a brief excerpt from his 1987 reading at Harvard University (the full recording is available on the Woodberry Poetry Room's Listening Booth). Participants included Penelope Creeley, Elsa Dorfman, Kaplan Harris, Fanny Howe, Ruth Lepson and Rod Smith
The great animal orchestra : a performance & dialogue in soundscape and poetry by Bernard L Krause( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Poetry reading by Alice Notley( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Forth a raven : poems
Alternative Names
Christina Davis Amerikaans dichteres

Christina Davis écrivaine américaine

Christina Davis escritora estadounidense

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