M. T. Davis is an independent scholar writing and researching in the field of Ancient Near Eastern languages and cultures as well as in 20th century Modernist literature and visual arts. He has served as contributor and editor on the Princeton Theological Seminary Dead Sea Scrolls Project. He has published poetry and translation in The Paris Review and Press. He most recently co-edited a run of Ezra Pound’s correspondence, Ezra Pound and Globe: The Complete Correspondence (Bloomsbury, 2016). He is currently working on a biography of the artist/writer Joe Brainard and, of course, a novel.
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Flash Fiction Contest
On May 1st, we announced the winners of our Flash Fiction Contest: Thomas Garcia (1st), Rick Krizman (2nd), and Rios de la Luz (3rd). Read more.
The James Baldwin Literature Prize
It is with great pleasure that we announce the winner of The James Baldwin Literature Prize of $1,000 to Hafsa Musa. Read more.