Poetry by townee
your uppers were
from the lanes
& country club;
braid string, laced
--soft as a ball glove.
a sad, flat, red fore-
head; mad at having to bend
his last nine-irons
... forty-odd degrees.
1 is long, not often used;
on a chair
from a vent-
the utility room
his last sight
of some black prostitute,
hot as a pizza-delivery;
a key is suspended,
in slow motion.
About the Author
news ... the sacramento anthology: 100
poems will be used as a text book for grades 7 through
12 throughout the the city. we're putting together
a companion text/study guide for instructors.
elicit and slope are pieces written for the pilot
hill collection showing at the crocker museum's 2nd
annual poetry & art night.
By 1997, as devin wayne davis completed
his ba in journalism/history, he realized a life-long
hobby had become the primary source of his education.
known also by his pen name townee, davis has written
well-over 2, 000 poems. his poetry is included in
the sacramento anthology: 100 poems, sanskrit, and
poetry depth quarterly and dwan; pieces appear on
various electronic sites like word salad, pierian
springs, kota press, stirring, locust magazine, octavo,
kinte space, la petite zine, and pig iron malt. davis
writes because he was called "ink" in a
vision. davis works for ups and the state of california;
shares a downtown sacramento apartment with a gifted
woman, susan kim, and they are expecting a daughter
in august. he has two others, kate and lake davis.
davis served a term in the u.s. army, visiting spain,
germany, switzerland, and france. he has twice hiked