Debra Magpie Earling, Director
Liberal Arts 215
West of Love Published by Brighthorse
Francis Davis (MFA 1996) was born and raised in Philadelphia, but has lived most of his adult life in the West. A finalist for the 2016 Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction for WEST OF LOVE, his debut collection of stories, he’s won writing fellowships from the Ragdale Foundation, The Millay Colony for the Arts and the Vermont Studio Center. A graduate of the University of Montana’s MFA program in fiction, his stories have appeared in Story, Natural Bridge and Weber: The Contemporary West, among other publications. He lives with Sally Cobau and their three children in Dillon, Montana, where he’s an Assistant Professor of English at University of Montana Western.