Spanning oceans and continents, language and the imagination, the unfathomable distances between people and their desires, Allison Daviss Poppy Seeds creates an immaculate atlas. Here language is broken
against the margin of the sea, and a word is a thing that can be wash[ed] away. Here the body is both a lesson and a place with an edge you can drive to. The book longs[s] for as long as Ohio rivers. Tangled between worlds and languages both old and new, our deepest emotions search for their roots, hoping to find a place to call home.
Allison Daviss poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The New Republic, Prick of the Spindle, and Speak Peace: American Voices Respond to Vietnamese Childrens Paintings. She is a graduate of the Vilnius Yiddish Institute Summer Program. Born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio, Davis lives in Columbus.