Stephen Davenport

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Contact Information

608 S Wright
M/C 718
Urbana, IL 61801
ASSOC DIR CREATIVE WRITING

Biography

Author Website: http://gasolinelake.com/.

Profiled in https://www.albin-michel.fr/ouvrages/amerique-des-ecrivains-en-liberte-9782226321473.

BOOKS

Bruise Songs (poems), Stephen F. Austin State University Press, forthcoming.

Overpass (poems), Arsenic Lobster/Misty Publications, 2012.

Uncontainable Noise, winner of the Transcontinental Poetry Award, Pavement Saw Press, 2006.

CHAPBOOKS

Nine Poems and Three Fictions in The Literary Review’s Summer 2008 Chapbook Issue (51.4).

Murder on Gasoline Lake, winner of the New American Press Spring 2007 Chapbook Contest, 2008.

SONGWRITING

This Noise in My Blood (seven-song CD) by Bruce “Bruiser” Rummenie (music/performance) and Steve Davenport (lyrics).  Bruised River Music, August 2012. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/this-noise-in-my-blood/id585754394.

Honey and Glue (on-going experiment) by Art Box Collective (ten original songs using the same set of lyrics by Steve Davenport). 2011-2012. http://www.reverbnation.com/artboxcollective.

INTERVIEWS

Late Last Night Books: https://latelastnightbooks.com/2018/10/13/welcome-to-gasoline-lake-an-interview-with-steve-davenport/.

The Atticus Review https://atticusreview.org/talk-from-the-middle-east-to-the-middle-west-a-conversation-on-place-race-gender-and-poetry-with-steve-davenport/.

Drunken Odyssey http://thedrunkenodyssey.com/2013/02/18/episode-37-steve-davenport/.

Poets’ Voices http://poetsvoices.podbean.com/2012/08/28/steve-davenport-poet-and-fiction-writer/.

EDUCATION

PhD, English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. (American Literature, 1914-Present.)  Complicating "A Very Masculine Aesthetic": Positional Sons and Double Husbands, Kinship and Careening in Jack Kerouac's Fiction. Nina Baym, Director.

MA, English, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.