Todd Davis teaches creative writing and environmental studies at Penn State University's Altoona College. He is the author of four books of poems, most recently The Least of These (Michigan State University Press, 2010) and Household of Water, Moon, and Snow: The Thoreau Poems (Seven Kitchens Press, 2010). He also edited Fast Break to Line Break: Poets on the Art of Basketball (Michigan State University Press, 2012). His poetry has appeared widely in such places as American Poetry Review, Gettysburg Review, Shenandoah, North American Review, and Iowa Review.
The Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review has been a respected journal in the world of poetry for over thirty years. In 2008 it reached a turning point in its history as Tom O’Grady, founding editor, retired from the faculty of Hampden-Sydney College and from his position as editor of the Poetry Review. A new editor, Nathaniel Perry, took over in the fall of 2008.
The magazine has published a long list of the world’s distinguished poets: Nobel laureates Jaroslav Seifert and Roald Hoffman; Pulitzer prizewinners W.D. Snodgrass, Kenneth Rexroth, Peter Viereck, Louis Simpson, Charles Simic, and Henry Taylor; National Book Award winners Robert Bly, A. R. Ammons, and William Stafford; and many, many others. It is the second longest continuously-run poetry journal in the United States.The Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review