Donika Kelly

Longlist, 2016 National Book Awards

Donika Kelly’s poems have appeared in various journals including West Branch, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and Tupelo Quarterly. Bestiary is Kelly’s first collection of poetry and was selected by Nikky Finney for the 2015 Cave Canem Poetry Prize.
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Bestiary

Bestiary, by Donika Kelly book cover
ISBN 9781555977580 Graywolf Press

Across this remarkable first book are encounters with animals, legendary beasts, and mythological monsters--half human and half something else. Donika Kelly's Bestiary is a catalogue of creatures--from the whale and ostrich to the pegasus and chimera to the centaur and griffin. More about this book >

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Donika Kelly

Donika Kelly’s poems have appeared in various journals including West Branch, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and Tupelo Quarterly. Bestiary is Kelly’s first collection of poetry and was selected by Nikky Finney for the 2015 Cave Canem Poetry Prize.

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