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Donia Elizabeth Allen

Donia Elizabeth Allen’s poems have appeared in Agni, jubilat, and other literary journals. Her critical writing about Gayl Jones’s fiction has appeared in Callaloo: A Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Columbia University and an MA in Afro-American Studies from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She did her undergraduate studies at Brown University.


. . . I am
nott afrayde of swells

that lift mee
off my feet,

or of a strong

Donia Elizabeth Allen