Years: 2000, 2002, 2006
Jarita Davis is a poet and fiction writer who earned a B.A. in classics from Brown University and both an M.A. and a Ph.D. in creative writing from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. She was the writer in residence at the Nantucket Historical Association and has received fellowships from the Mellon Mayes program, Cave Canem, Hedgebrook, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA. In addition, she was awarded both a Woodrow Wilson Travel Research Grant and a Louisiana Division of the Arts Grant. Her work has appeared in the Southwestern Review, Historic Nantucket, Cave Canem Anthologies, Crab Orchard Review, Plainsongs, and Tuesday; An Art Project.