Cortney Davis, a Nurse Practitioner, is the author of "Taking Care of Time," winner of the Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize from Michigan State University (MSU Press, 2018); of "Leopold's Maneuvers" (University of Nebraska Press) winner of the Prairie Schooner Poetry Prize; and of "Details of Flesh" (Calyx Books).
Her non-fiction publications include "When the Nurse Becomes a Patient: A Story in Words and Images" and "The Heart's Truth: Essays on the Art of Nursing" (both from Kent State University Press).
She is co-editor of three anthologies, "Between the Heartbeats: Poetry and Prose by Nurses," and "Intensive Care: More Poetry and Prose by Nurses" (both from University of Iowa Press); and "Learning to Heal: Reflections on Nursing School in Poetry and Prose" (Kent State University Press 2018).
Her poems have appeared in journals including Poetry, Hudson Review, Superstition Review, Descant, Sun, Bellevue Literary Review, Crazyhorse, Poetry East, Sentence, Underground Voices, Rattle, The Antigonish Review, and others.
She is the recipient of an NEA Poetry Fellowship, three CT Commission on the Arts Poetry Grants, an Independent Publishers' Silver Medal, a Living Now Gold Medal in Non-Fiction, The CT Center for the Book Award in Non-Fiction, an Independent Publisher's Benjamin Franklin Gold Medal in Non-Fiction, and four Books of the Year awards from the American Journal of Nursing. She was recently selected to the first poet laureate of Bethel, CT.