Donika Kelly

Poet, scholar, professor


Donika Kelly is a poet, scholar, and gentleman. Her debut collection Bestiary (2016) was selected by Nikky Finney for the 2015 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. She is a Cave Canem graduate fellow and a 2004 June Fellow of the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets. Her poems have appeared in various journals including West Branch, Indiana Review, Virginia Quaterly Review, and others. She currently teaches creative writing at St. Bonaventure University.