Donika Kelly is the author of the chapbook Aviarium (fivehundred places) and the full-length collections The Renunciations (Graywolf Press, 2021) and Bestiary (Graywolf Press, 2016), winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize, a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Poetry, and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. The collection was also long listed for the National Book Award and was a finalist for a Publishing Triangle Award and a Lambda Literary Award. Her poems have been published in the New Yorker, the Atlantic online, the Paris Review, and Foglifter. She teaches at the University of Iowa.
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