Todd Davis is the author of four full-length collections of poetry—In the Kingdom of the Ditch, The Least of These, Some Heaven, and Ripe—as well as of a limited edition chapbook, Household of Water, Moon, and Snow: The Thoreau Poems.
Geosi Gyasi: Did you keep a record of how long it took you to publish Ripe?
Todd Davis: I haven’t been the best at keeping such records. I do think it was at least two years in trying to find a publisher for that book.
The rest of the interview will be available in my forthcoming book (2016) by Lamar University Press Books.