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 & Prizes

Voices from the Herd: An Anthology for Buffalo, NY (Doubt It Publishing, 2010)
Nickel City Nights: Erotic Writing in Western New York (The Writer's Den, 2008)
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)
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)
Off the Cuffs: Poetry by and About the Police (Soft Skull Press, 2003)
The Shadow's Imprint: Poetic Reflections on Death (Blarney Stone Books (St. Catherine's, Ontario, Canada), 2002)
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Stirring Literary Journal
Prizes won: 

<i>Persimmon Tree</i> Northeastern States Poetry Contest, Winner;<i>The Binnacle's</i> Tenth Annual Ultra-Short Competition, 2013, Prize for Best Cadence; <i>The Binnacle's</i> 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 (<i>Nimrod</i> Literary Contests), Semi-finalist; NYFA Strategic Opportunity Stipend, 2008; <i>BlazeVox</i> Buffalo Focus Poet, Fall 2007; <i>Artvoice</i> 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 update: Aug 02, 2018