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Starr Davis

Poet, Essayist

2024 Fellow


Starr Davis (she/her) is a poet and essayist, and also a dedicated mother. Born in Saginaw, Michigan, and raised in Columbus, Ohio, her work has been featured in various literary platforms including the Kenyon Review, Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day, the Rumpus, and Catapult.

Davis is a fellow of The Luminary, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and PEN America. Davis has also served as the creative nonfiction editor for TriQuarterly and as a columnist for “Mama’s Writing” at Raising Mothers. She holds an MFA in creative writing from the City College of New York and a BA in journalism and creative writing from the University of Akron.

Davis’s writing has been recognized by Longreads and has been covered on podcasts such as What You Didn’t Expect in Fertility, Pregnancy & Birth: Real Stories & Expert Insights, and Truth to Power. As a survivor, Davis has performed and worked with literary communities. She has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize in poetry and creative nonfiction, Best of the Net, and Best American Essays.

Davis is based out of Houston, Texas, where she actively advocates for justice and volunteers with organizations that empower women.