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Rockhurst University – Arrupe Hall

address  5351 Forest Ave.
 Kansas City, MO  64110
phone (816) 501-4000

Midwest Poets Series: Donika Kelly

Midwest Poets Series: Donika Kelly

Poetry Reading/Spoken Word
The Midwest Poets Series at Rockhurst University presents the 2018 Kate Tufts Discovery Award winner and author of Bestiary Donika Kelly at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14.
Kelly is the author of the chapbook Aviarium (500 Places, 2017) and the full-length collection Bestiary (Graywolf, 2016). She is the 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.
Parking is available in the north parking garage (52nd St. and Troost Ave.) and in lots accessed through the campus entrance (54th and Troost Ave.,
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Event Info: (816) 501-4828
Ages: All Ages
Price: Free
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 • Thu 11/14/19 at 7pm