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Kindra McDonald

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Kindra McDonald

Kindra McDonald is the author of the poetry collections Teaching a Wild Thing, (2022) In the Meat Years, (2019) and Fossils (2019), and the chapbooks Elements and Briars (2016) and Concealed Weapons (2015). She received her BA from Virginia Wesleyan University and her MFA from Queens University of Charlotte. She's a regular teaching artist at The Muse Writer's Center in Norfolk. She served as Regional Vice President for the Poetry Society of Virginia from 2019-2022.

Kindra won the 2020 Haunted Waters Press award for Poetry and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Bettering American Poetry.

Her poems have appeared in Rattle, Rise up Review, Stirring, Artemis Journal, Twyckenham Notes, Harbor Review and numerous other journals and anthologies.

Region

Hampton Roads

Virginia City or County Affiliation

Norfolk

Years of Residence in Virginia

33

Current City/State of Residence

Norfolk, VA

Gender

Female

Year of Birth

1978

Keywords/Tags

environment, social justice, mental health, caregiving

Published Works or Performances

Books and Chapbooks

  • Teaching a Wild Thing (Kelsay Books, 2022)
  • In the Meat Years (Kelsay Books, 2019)
  • Fossils (Finishing Line Press, 2019)
  • Elements and Briars (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2016)
  • Concealed Weapons (ELJ, 2015)

Selected Poems in Journals and Anthologies, 2018-2022

  • “Specimen” – Whale Road Review, March 2022
  • “Colloquial” – Drunk Monkeys, Feb 2022
  • “On the occasion of my husband’s 40th birthday” – Beyond Words, Nov 2021
  • “Tropical Depression” – Wild Roof Journal, Sept 2021
  • “Sightings” – City of Norfolk Poetry on the Pavement Project, Aug 2021
  • “Vision” – Green Ink Press, Aug 2021
  • “Folding” – Cathexis Northwest Review, Aug 2021
  • “Imagine” and “Humbled” – TAB The Journal of Poetry and Poetics, July 2021
  • “A Cure for Blue” – Splash – HWP, April 2021
  • “Poem with an Ear Pressed to the Ground” – Rattle, April 2021 (Reprinted by Portside in June 2021)
  • “Origins” – Pine Hills Review, April 2021
  • “Scars and Stitches,” “Broken,” and “Flight” – Anti-Heroin Chic, April 2021
  • “Perfection, still” – Moonstone Arts Love and the Pandemic Anthology, March 2021
  • “All the animals I met this summer come to visit” – Plants and Poetry Journal, Jan 2021
  • “Waiting” – Harbor Review, Jan 2021
  • “Lessons December 2020” – Autumn Sky Poetry Daily, Jan 2021
  • “Absence” – From the Depths Haunted Waters Press, 2020 Award for poetry, Dec 2020
  • “Newborn” – Tiny Seed Literary Journal, Oct 2020
  • “Grinders Stand”, “Lost Language”, “Waking up in the Museum of Surgical Science" -- Aug 2020
  • “Maternal Bonds”, “Last Ride of the Season” -- Alternating Currents
  • “Lost Language” and “Maternal Bonds,” Finalists for the Charter Oak Historical prize
  • “Could we Live?” – Headline Poetry, May 2020
  • “Long Distance” – 300 Days of Sun, April 2020
  • “Almost Free” – SWWIM, Jan 2020
  • “Callinectes Sapidus” -- Stirring Lit Magazine 20th Anniversary Issue, Oct 2019
  • “Carnivore” -- Porkbelly Press, Love me Love my belly, June 2019
  • "Brood" -- 2019 (Poetry Society of Virginia 2019 contest winner)
  • “On the day she decided” -- Tishman Review, February 2019
  • “Crossing” --Likely Red Press, Dec 2018
  • “Drowning” -- SWWIM, Oct 2018
  • “Hope without Light” and “What do I know of Loss” -- From the Depths, Sept 2018 (Haunted Waters Poetry Prize Runner Up)
  • “Silhouette” -- Plainsongs, July 2018
  • “The Sound of Freedom” -- Twyckenham Notes, June 2018 (Pushcart Nomination)
  • “ripe”, “Avgolemono” and “Visitation” -- Watershed Review, May 2018
  • “After Brugel’s Parable of the Blind” -- Poetry Society of Virginia, April 2018 (Third Place in Ekphrastic Category)
  • “Honeysuckle” -- Barely South Review, March 2018
  • “Everything Old is New Again” -- Typishly, Jan 2018

Selected Individual Poems or Performances

Poem with an Ear Pressed to the Ground - Rattle

Waiting - Harbor Review

A cure for blue - Splash

The Sound of Freedom - Twyckenham Notes

Deconstructing the Wall - Rise Up Review

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