Published on Academy of American Poets (

3:16 [For]


who hands o-
ver their on-
ly begot-

ten any-
thing to this
white-teethed world

if god so
loved      I nev-
er knew him


From The Night Angler. Copyright © 2018 by Geffrey Davis. Used with the permission of BOA Editions. 


Geffrey Davis

Geffrey Davis is the author of Night Angler, winner of the 2018 James Laughlin Award and forthcoming from BOA Editions in 2019. He lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Date Published: 2018-08-30

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