The Sow, The Cow, And The Plow

Rudolf Davis, b. 1973 Ottawa

Rudolph Davis is an Ottawa based writer. Davis primarily works within short stories and prose. Davis entered the medium while recuperating from a closed-head injury in 1986 and has written over four hundred short stories and countless poems since. His work is both difficult and humorous.

“I call the way I write tippy-tappy. That’s the sound the typewriter makes when I use it. I have an understanding the with that machine. I have an understanding with that machine, my head controls it. It can’t hurt my head.”

Davis’ youth was spent in rural Ottawa. Farm life, confusion, lust, and the struggles of modernity echo through his work. Below is a excerpt from his short story The Sow, The Cow, and The Plow (1999):