Davidson Garrett is a native of Shreveport, Louisiana, and trained for the theater at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He graduated from The City College of New York and is a member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors Equity. Davidson has worked in film, theater, and television off and on since 1973. He is the author of two books of poetry, King Lear of the Taxi, published by Advent Purple Press, and To Tell The Truth I Wanted to be Kitty Carlisle and Other Poems, published by Finishing Line Press. In June 2014, he was awarded first place in the Juanita Torrence-Thompson International Poetry Award Competition sponsored by Amulet Poetry Magazine. Davidson has been a New York City taxi driver for over 35 years to help subsidize his art and was invited by PEN America to read his taxi driver poetry in 2013 and 2014 for the PEN World Voices Festival at Joe’s Pub and the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. www.adventpurplepress.com

Davidson Garrett is a contributor to Nerve Lantern issue 8.


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