This selection comes from the collection Line Study of a Motel Clerk, available from Boabab Press. Order your copy here. Our curator for October is Jennifer Jackson Berry.
Allison Pitinii Davis is the author of Line Study of a Motel Clerk (Baobab Press, 2017), a full-length collection about small family businesses in northeast Ohio, and Poppy Seeds (Kent State University Press, 2013), winner of the Wick Poetry Chapbook Prize. She holds an MFA from Ohio State University and fellowships from Stanford University’s Wallace Stegner program, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Severinghaus Beck Fund for Study at Vilnius Yiddish Institute. Her work has recently appeared in or is forthcoming from Best American Poetry 2016, Crazyhorse,The Missouri Review, and The Crab Orchard Review. She is a PhD student at The University of Tennessee.
Jennifer Jackson Berry is the author of The Feeder (YesYes Books, 2016), as well as the chapbooks When I Was a Girl (Sundress Publications) and Nothing But Candy (Liquid Paper Press). She is the Editor of Pittsburgh Poetry Review and an Assistant Editor for WomenArts Quarterly Journal. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.