Triptych series features poet Donika Kelly on Feb. 15

Triptych series features poet Donika Kelly on Feb. 15

Detroit Mercy’s English Department will host poet Donika Kelly as the second author in the 2024 Triptych visiting author series on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 6:30 p.m. The virtual event is free and open to the community.

Kelly is the author of The Renunciations, winner of the Anisfield-Wolf book award in poetry, and Bestiary, winner of the 2015 Cave Canem Poetry Prize, a Hustron/Wright Legacy Award for Poetry, and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. She teaches creative writing at the University of Iowa.

The Triptych series, hosted by Detroit Mercy’s poet-in-residence Stacy Gnall, takes place on the third Thursday of January, February and March at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. They are all open and free to the community.

The event is co-sponsored by UDM’s African American Studies program, Women’s and Gender Studies program, Student Life and the Office of Title IX.

Save the date for the next Triptych series events when Farnaz Fatemi joins on Thursday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. and a Triptych+1 student reading takes place Thursday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Pages Bookshop.

Register now!

A bright graphic featuring a photo of Donika Kelly. Text reads, Triptych, part 2, Donika Kelly, author of The Renunciations, Feb. 15, 6:30 p.m., Triptych is a virtual author series featuring three writers for readings and conversations.