John Paul Davis

My name is John Paul Davis. I write poetry, build things on the web with code, make music and visual art. I love making things. This website is mostly about the things I make and do.


  1. Sweet Sixteen

    I designed and built the previous version of this site, its fifteenth, in early 2017. At the time, my book of poems, Crown Prince Of Rabbits, was about to be published, and I wanted to refit the site to promote the book and invite readers to explore newly-published poems, as well as explore my other projects. I also wanted the site to function as a sort of portfolio piece displaying the best of my work writing HTML, CSS and Javascript. Since then, a number of things have shifted for me, and I decided earlier this year it was time for a redesign, resulting in the sixteenth version of this site. For example, I’ve learned about how bad for the planet big websites that consume a lot of data are; internet usage now accounts for more greenhouse gas production than the airline industry (and this was before the recent pandemic grounded most planes.... Read more

  2. "Headphones" published in Another Chicago Magazine

    My poem "Headphones" was published in Another Chicago Magazine.

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  3. New poem in Rattle's "Poets Respond"

    Read "Elexxxion" here. If you're coming from Rattle's site, consider joining my mailing list.

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  4. "Selfie" published in Salamander 46

    My poem "Selfie" was published in issue 46 of Salamander.

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  5. 3 Poems Published in COG

    My poems "Emergency," "Stain" and "Smartphone" have been published in the Fall 2017 issue of COG.

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  6. Feelings As A Kind Of Data

    My first solo album is out now. Read more about it here.

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