Donika Kelly

Donika Kelly is the author of the chapbook Aviarium (500 Places 2017) and the full-length collection Bestiary (Graywolf 2016), which won the 2015 Cave Canem Poetry Prize, the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, and a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and was long listed for the National Book Award. Her second book, The Renunciations is forthcoming from Graywolf in 2021. 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. Donika is a founding member of Poets at the End of the World, a poetry collective dedicated to service and social justice and works as an Assistant Professor at Baruch College. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry,The New Yorker, and The Paris Review.

Saturday, October 5, 2:30 p.m. Prairie Lights Books & Cafe, 15 S Dubuque St, Iowa City, IA 52240