February 1: Donika Kelly poetry reading & book signing, 7pm Olean Public Library. Donika Kelly is the author of BESTIARY, winner of the 2015 Cave Canem Poetry Prize, long listed for the National Book Award (2016), and a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award (2017). A Cave Canem Graduate Fellow, she received her MFA in Writing from the Michener Center for Writers and a PhD in English from Vanderbilt University. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Virginia Quarterly Review, Tin House, and Gulf Coast. She is an Assistant Professor at St. Bonaventure University.
Library arts programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.