Episode 10: In the Chapel of St. Mary’s

Episode Summary

Los Angeles Poet Laureate Lynne Thompson reads Donika Kelly’s "In the Chapel of St. Mary’s".

Participant(s) Bio

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, the 2017 Hurston/Wright Award for poetry and the 2018 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Bestiary was also 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 Ph.D. in English from Vanderbilt University. She is an assistant professor at St. Bonaventure University, where she teaches creative writing.

Source: PoetryFoundation.org