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Join The Nation‘s Spring Poetry Reading featuring poets from the magazine’s pages and hosted by Nation Poetry Editor Kaveh Akbar.

Donika Kelly is the author of The Renunciations (Graywolf), winner of the Anisfield-Wolf book award in poetry, and Bestiary (Graywolf), the winner of the 2015 Cave Canem Poetry Prize, a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and a Kate Tufts Discovery Award. She is a Cave Canem graduate fellow and a founding member of the collective Poets at the End of the World. Her poems have been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Paris Review, and elsewhere. She is an assistant professor in the English Department at the University of Iowa, where she teaches creative writing.

Golden is a black gender-nonconforming trans-femme photographer, poet, and community organizer raised in Hampton, VA (Kikotan land), currently residing in Boston, MA (Massachusett people land). They are the author of A Dead Name That Learned How to Live (Game Over Books, 2022) and the photographic self-portraiture series On Learning How to Live, documenting black trans life at the intersections of surviving & living in the United States. Golden’s published & collaborative work can be found on Instagram (@goldenthem_) or through their website

Jenny Xie is the author of Eye Level, a finalist for the National Book Award, and the Rupture Tense. She lives in New York City at teaches at Bard College.

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