"I dwell in possibility a fairer house than prose." 

Emily Dickinson



Kindra McDonald received her MFA from Queens University of Charlotte. She teaches  poetry classes at The Muse Writers Center in Norfolk, VA and is an adjunct writing professor and Americorps service member.

She is the author of two full length collections In the Meat Years, (2019 - Keslay Books) and Fossils, (2019 - Finishing Line Press). She also wrote two chapbooks, Concealed Weapons  (2015) and Elements and Briars (2016). 

Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in various journals to include Muddy River Poetry Review, Barely South Review, New Southerner and the anthologies The Nearest Poem, Twice Upon a Time and “B.” She was a finalist for the Press 53 Open Awards and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and for Bettering American Poetry. 


In the Meat Years debuted August 2019 and can be found here, or message me for a signed copy!

Featured Poet of the Month
This month my poet obsession has been Ilya Kaminsky. I read his book Deaf Republic last year and had the opportunity to see him read. (His book was a National Book Award Finalist!) It is truth-telling beauty.
Check out his work here.



Fossils debuted in June 2019 and can be found here, or message me for a signed copy!

© 2018 by Kindra McDonald​

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