Donika Kelly

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Donika Kelly is the author of the chapbook AVIARIUM, and the full-length collection BESTIARY (Graywolf 2016), winner of the 2015 Cave Canem Poetry Prize and the 2017 Hurston/Wright Award for poetry, long listed for the National Book Award (2016), and a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award (2017). A Cave Canem Graduate Fellow, she received her MFA in Writing from the Michener Center for Writers and a Ph.D. in English from Vanderbilt University. Her poems have been appeared or are forthcoming in Virginia Quarterly Review, Tin House, and Black Warrior Review. She is an Assistant Professor at St. Bonaventure University, where she teaches creative writing.


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