allison pitinii davis



From current project:

Juked: "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” (forthcoming)

Construction"The Neighborhood Girls Split Tips After Their Shift, Late May

Paper Brigade: "In the Beginning the Neighborhood Girls Read Philip Roth Drunk in Their Baths" and "The Goodyear Blimp         

Flies Over the Neighborhood Girls"

diode 11.3: "The Neighborhood Girls Watch Attack of the 50 Foot Woman," and "The Neighborhood Girls Rise

Like Man-Eating Zombies"

Crab Orchard Review 22: "The Neighborhood Girls Watch the New WKBN Meteorologist" 

Linebreak: “The Neighborhood Girls Fall for the WKBN Meteorologist" 

From Line Study of a Motel Clerk (Baobab Press, 2017) 

Belt Mag Youngstown Anthology: “Do We Have Any Rock and Rollers Out There Tonight?" and "Something to See"

Black Warrior Review 41.2: “Falls In Love, Or Reads Spinoza,” reprinted in Corpus Poeticum Spinozanum

Connotation Press 9.5: “Greetings from 41°6′0″N 80°39′0″W,” “Last One Out Of Youngtown Turn Off The

       Lights,”“Swings, 1970,” and “Boom Boom"  

Crazyhorse"In the Back of the Innkeeper's Mind, The Key Rack"

CutBank 80: “Clarity"

Foreward Reviews: "The Marquee is Empty at the Big Rig Saloon"

The Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review: “The Jewish Cemetery at Youngstown” and “Returning"

The Missouri Review : “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" 

The New Republic 243.20: “Waiting in the Midwest” 

Poecology: Night Portrait of a Motel Clerk” and “Ohio” 

Split This Rock's Quarry"The Motel Clerk Drives Out to Check on Business, 1977" 

Sycamore Review“The Heart of It All + A Free Beer," reprinted in Best American Poetry 2016 

From Poppy Seeds (Kent State University Press, 2013):

Prick of the Spindle 3.4: “Summer Contours”

Verse Daily: “Beautiful, The Dead End" 


Blue Lyra Review: Songs of a Poorman 1 & 3 by Moyshe Kulbak 


"Writing the Jewish Rust Belt" for the Jewish Book Council's The Prosen People: Exploring the World of Jewish Literature 

"The Ethics of Address: Writing to The Rustbelt in the Age of Trump" for The Missouri Review's Contributors on Craft Series 


Shakpainter 56: Fine Arts Work Center


Line Study of a Motel Clerk:

Review by Nina Murray The Same (2018)

Craft talk with Ryan Walsh at The Baoblog (2018)

Review by David Winter in West Branch Wired (2018)

Featured in "New Books" section of Ohioana newsletter (2018)

Ph.D. student Allison Davis draws poetry from heritage by Neeley Moore in the UT Daily Banner (2018)

Review and interview with Justin Goodman at Compulsive Reader (2017)

"The poetry of Youngstown" by Guy D’Astolfo in The Youngstown Vindicator (2017)

Interview with Bailey Boyd at Missouri Review (2017)

Interview with Allison Reck at Midwestern Gothic (2017)

"Valley natives to share poems with a Youngstown perspective" at The Vindicator (2016)

"The Aesthetics of Ruin: "Come rummage through our guts," by Rochelle Hurt at The Best American Poetry Blog (2014)

Interview with Dr. Cheryl Torsney at Connotation Press 9.5 (2014)

Poppy Seeds:

Review of Poppy Seeds by Erica Spriggs in Poetry International Online (2015)

"Midwest Writer Review: On Family and Poetryby Sarah McIntosh at Flyover County Review (2014)

Interview with Rachel Roman at The Line Break Open (2013)

"Summer Countours" by Kenneth Nichols at Great Writers Steal (2013)


The Bind: a review site devoted to books of poetry by women and nonbinary authors:

“You won’t even know / the toxin on your tongue”: A Cruelty Special to Our Species by Emily Jungmin Yoon book review (2019)

“Boy, Girl, Angel, Golem”: Multimodal Transformations in Alicia Jo Rabins’s Fruit Geode book review (2019)

“All the rest is commentary": A Jewish Reading of Erica Meitner’s Holy Moly Carry Me, book review (2018)

Mapping the Valley: A Review of Cait Weiss Orcutt’s VALLEYSPEAKbook review (2018)

“Yes, it’s true // that I multiply like a queen”: Twinning in Shelley Wong's Rare Birds, book review (2017)

"A town we all know well”: A Collaborative Review of What It Done to Us by Essy Stone, book review (2017)

Grist: A Journal of the Literary Arts:

An interview with Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach, interview (2019)

“The Opposite of Wounded Isn’t Healed": Emari DiGiorgio’s Girl Torpedobook review (2018)

Sometimes We’re All Living in A Foreign Country: an interview with Rebecca Morgan Frank, book review (2018)

"Henry Puts the Casual Back in Casualty": Conor Bracken’s Henry Kissinger, Mon Amour, book review (2017)

Other publications:

Wild Milk by Sabrina Orah Mark, book review. Jewish Book Council (2018)

The Rusted City by Rochelle Hurt, book review. New Orleans Review (2015)

Kind by Gretchen Primack, book review. Texas Borderland Poetry Review 41 (2014)

Jim Villani, Editor of Youngstown’s Pig Iron Press, interview. Flyover County Review (2014)