Christina Woś Donnelly

Buffalo, NY

Author's Bio

Christina Woś Donnelly co-founded and co-edited the ejournal, _Not Just Air_, for Sundress Publications. She is the author of two chapbooks, _Venus Afflicted_ and _The Largely Unexpurgated History of Scheherazade_ (Moon in Blue Water Productions), and has been widely featured at Buffalo, Baltimore and Washington metro-area poetry venues including the Library of Congress. Christina performed her dramatic narrative poem, "Scheherazade," at the 2008 Buffalo Infringement Festival, twice guest-edited _Stirring_, and served as Poetry Judge for the 2009 Abilene Writer’s Guild Annual Contest.

Publications and Prizes

Cat Breath: A Rogue Scholars Two-Headed Kitty Anthology
(Rogue Scholars Press, 2005)
, Common Roots Common Ground: Poetry of Cultural Diversity
(Salt Winds Press, 2003)
, Nickel City Nights: Erotic Writing in Western New York
(The Writer's Den, 2008)
, Off the Cuffs: Poetry by and About the Police
(Soft Skull Press, 2003)
, Silver Boomers: a collection of poetry and prose by and about baby boomers
(Silver Boomer Books, 2008)
, Susan B. & Me: An International Collection...Dedicated to the Spirit of Women's Rights Champion, Susan B. Anthony
(Big Kids Publishing, 2006)
, The Shadow's Imprint: Poetic Reflections on Death
(Blarney Stone Books (St. Catherine's, Ontario, Canada), 2002)
, Voices from the Herd: An Anthology for Buffalo, NY
(Doubt It Publishing, 2010)
Artvoice, Binnacle, BlazeVOX, Buffalo News, Earth's Daughters, Lilliput Review, Moondance, Nimrod, Persimmon Tree, Poetz, Rogue Scholars, Slipstream, Stirring Literary Journal, The 2River View, Tipton Poetry Journal
Prizes Won: 
Persimmon Tree Northeastern States Poetry Contest, Winner;The Binnacle's Tenth Annual Ultra-Short Competition, 2013, Prize for Best Cadence; The Binnacle's Annual Ultra-Short Competitions, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011, Honorable Mention; Goodreads Newsletter Contest, March 2014, December 2013, November, April & May 2012, Finalist; Goodreads Newsletter Contest, February 2016, November 2015, October 2015, September 2012, Honorable Mention; Artists Embassy International’s Dancing Poetry Contest, 2011, Third Prize; 2008 Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize (Nimrod Literary Contests), Semi-finalist; NYFA Strategic Opportunity Stipend, 2008; BlazeVox Buffalo Focus Poet, Fall 2007; Artvoice Artist of the Week, 7/25/02.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
<i>The Angry Wife</i> by Pearl S. Buck
<i>Bad Feminist</i> by Roxane Gay

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Last updated: Feb 16, 2016