Shell Game
Jordan Davis

ISBN 13: 978-1-890311-45-2
128 pgs, Designed and composed by Quemadura
2004

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The first collection in fifteen years from a poet whose first book Stephanie Burt called "very personal, very appealing.” Shell Game by Jordan Davis presents a series of puzzles of feeling and mazes of history where the person speaking disappears into the world just as that disappearing world becomes personal.

Beginning in the New York of 2001 and working back to the words that came into the English language during World War II, Jordan Davis's second book teleports to Turkey in the middle of the century in a series of poems reimagining the work of Orhan Veli Kanik as a New York School poet, then returns to reflect on a precarious present in which everything is at incredible risk.

Jordan Davis is the author of Million Poems Journal (2003) and several chapbooks, including POD: Poems on Demand (2011). He was Poetry Editor of The Nation from 2010 to 2012. His prose has appeared in Chicago Review, Slate, The Nation and the Times Literary Supplement, and his poems have appeared in The Awl, American Poetry Review, The Nation, Poetry, and The New Yorker.