William Virgil Davis’s most recent book is The Bones Poems (2014). He has published four other books of poetry: Landscape and Journey, which won the New Criterion Poetry Prize and the Helen C. Smith Memorial Award for Poetry; Winter Light; The Dark Hours, which won the Calliope Press Chapbook Prize; One Way to Reconstruct the Scene, which won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize. His poems have appeared in Poetry, The Nation, The Hudson Review, The Georgia Review, The Gettysburg Review, The New Criterion, The Sewanee Review, The Atlantic Monthly, TriQuarterly, The Harvard Review, Hopkins Review, Southwest Review, and The Southern Review among many other periodicals. As a scholar, he has published scores of critical essays and half a dozen books of literary criticism, most recently R. S. Thomas: Poetry and Theology. He is Professor of English and Writer-in-Residence at Baylor University.