Marissa Davis

India Downes-Le Guin

Marissa Davis is a poet and translator from Paducah, Kentucky, now residing in Brooklyn, New York. Her poetry has appeared or will soon appear in Peach Mag, Sundog Lit, Poem-A-Day, Frontier Poetry, Glass, Nimrod, Great River Review, New South, and Southeast Review, among others. Her translations are published in Ezra and forthcoming in Mid-American Review, RHINO, The Massachusetts Review, and New England Review. Her chapbook, My Name & Other Languages I Am Learning How to Speak (Jai-Alai Books, 2020) was selected by Danez Smith for Cave Canem’s 2019 Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady Prize. She is a Translations Editor for Washington Square Review and a juror this year for the PEN America Award for Poetry in Translation. Davis is pursuing an MFA in poetry at New York University as a Rona Jaffe Graduate Fellow. Find Marissa on Instagram and Twitter.