Steve Davenport is the acclaimed author of two poetry collections: “Overpass and Uncontainable Noise” which were published in 2012 and 2006, respectively. Many of his work has been published in several literary magazines, and his poems, stories and essays are highly regarded in the literary world. Published in “Black Warrior Review,” his essay “Murder on Gasoline Lake” is notable in “Best American Essays” 2007. A story he recently wrote was published in “The Southern Review” and was awarded a Pushcart Prize Special Mention in 2011.
He’s served as the Associate Director of the Creative Writing Program at University of Illinois since 2004.
He will be reading at 4 p.m. in the Alumni Room in Old Main.