Tuesday, June 20, 2017

My "Self-Portrait as Tide Pool" is up at a very new journal, The Curve.  I'm super excited to be the first featured poet!  Hope you enjoy. 

Friday, June 2, 2017

God Comes Over

I have three new poems up at Calamus Journal and you can read how God comes over to clean my house here.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

The Johnson Girls



My new chapbook, The Johnson Girls, is now available for purchasing.  The poem that's available to read has its last line chopped off, unfortunately.  So you should buy the chapbook to find out how it's suppose to read!!!

Did I mention my maiden name was Johnson?  And that my sisters and I drove a white Monte Carlo everywhere?  You should read these poems.  :)

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Donika Kelly's Poem for April 1st

Love Poem:  Chimera


I thought myself lion and serpent. Thought
myself body enough for two, for we.
Found comfort in never being lonely.

What burst from my back, from my bones, what lived
along the ridge from crown to crown, from mane
to forked tongue beneath the skin. What clamor

we made in birthing. What hiss and rumble
at the splitting, at the horns and beard,
at the glottal bleat. What bridges our back.

What strong neck, what bright eye. What menagerie
are we. What we've made of ourselves.


from Bestiary.  Donika Kelly

My "Self-Portrait as Tide Pool" is up at a very new journal, The Curve .  I'm super excited to be the first featured poet!  Ho...