Donika Kelly is the author of the chapbook Aviarium (500 Places, 2017) 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, and a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award. A Cave Canem Graduate Fellow, she earned her MFA in Writing from the Michener Center for Writers and a PhD in English from Vanderbilt University. She is an assistant professor at St. Bonaventure University, where she teaches creative writing.

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