Line Study of a Motel Clerk
Allison Pitinii Davis speaks Ohioan, as James Wright wryly put it, and gives us a world in this utterly fresh, well-crafted, and exhilarating debut volume. —EDWARD HIRSCH, author of Gabriel
The Missouri Review
Finalist of the Editors' Prize
"The Neighborhood Girls Caught Lordstown Syndrome," "The Neighborhood and Surrounding City, 1926-2019," “The Neighborhood Girls Fantasize About the WKBN Meteorologist,” “The Neighborhood Girls Ask the WKBN Meteorologist,” “10¢ Beer Night at Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio, June 4, 1974,” “The WKBN Meteorologist Finally Stops by the Dairy Queen,” “The Neighborhood Girls Go On Strike,” “The Neighborhood Girls Offer Me”
The Cincinnati Review
"The Neighborhood Girls Sabotage the Dairy Queen Order"
Nominated for Best of the Net 2021
Split This Rock
The Quarry: A Social Justice Database
The Jewish Book Council
Poems: "In the Beginning the Neighborhood Girls Read Philip Roth Drunk in Their Baths" and "The Goodyear Blimp Flies Over the Neighborhood Girls"
Essay: "Writing the Jewish Rust Belt"
"The Neighborhood Girls Play the Drinking Game Thunderstruck During the Thunderstorm While Watching WKBN First News Weather Updates,” “The Neighborhood Girls Yank on the Cigarette Machine During Their Partly Cloudy Smoke Break,” and “The Neighborhood Girls Take a Road Trip to Cleveland”
Interviewed by Cheryl Torsney
The Missouri Review
Finalist of Editors' Prize
Poems: “Inheritance," “Arriving in Canada,” “Language Loosened Back,” “The Innkeeper Gets Bad Reception of Cleveland 100.7 FM,” “Dead Language,” “Song of the Dead Office,” and “Greetings from the End of the Line"
Essay: “The Ethics of Address: Writing to The Rustbelt in the Age of Trump"
Interviews and Reviews for Line Study and Poppy Seeds
Review by Timothy Otte at Stanza Break: Dispatches on Poetry
“High culture takes on new meaning at local bars" by Grant Segall in The Plain Dealer (2020)
Review by Nina Murray on The Same (2018)
Craft talk with Ryan Walsh at The Baoblog (2018)
"The poetry of Youngstown" by Guy D’Astolfo in The Youngstown Vindicator (2017)
Interview with Bailey Boyd at The Missouri Review (2017)
Interview with Allison Reck at Midwestern Gothic (2017)
"The Aesthetics of Ruin: "Come rummage through our guts," by Rochelle Hurt at The Best American Poetry Blog (2014)
Review of Poppy Seeds by Erica Spriggs in Poetry International Online (2015)