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Cass Donish is a queer Jewish writer from California. Their third poetry collection, Your Dazzling Death, is forthcoming from Knopf. They are the author of two other poetry collections, The Year of the Femme (University of Iowa Press, 2019), chosen by Brenda Shaughnessy as winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize and shortlisted for the Julie Suk Award, and Beautyberry (Slope Editions, 2018); as well as the nonfiction work On the Mezzanine (Gold Line Press, 2019), chosen by Maggie Nelson as winner of the Gold Line Press Chapbook Competition. An interdisciplinary thinker, geographer, and educator, Donish has writing appearing in American Poetry ReviewCincinnati Review, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Gettysburg Review, Guernica, Iowa Review, jubilat, Kenyon Review, Tupelo QuarterlyVICE, and elsewhere. A founding editor of The Spectacle, Donish earned an MFA from Washington University in St. Louis, where they received an Olin Fellowship and served as the Junior Fellow in Poetry. With degrees from the University of Washington and the University of Oregon, Donish has taught creative writing at Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Missouri, Kenyon Review Young Writers Workshop, and Ashland University's low-residency MFA program. Their current writing explores grief, desire, queer and trans lived experience, ecology, and young widowhood. They live in Columbia, Missouri with their partner and three cats.

Donish's work was formerly being published under the name Cassie Donish.

Email: cassdonish { a t } gmail { d o t } com

Representation: Julia Eagleton of Janklow & Nesbit

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