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Cass Donish is a queer Jewish writer from California. They are the author of the nonfiction work On the Mezzanine (Gold Line Press, 2019), chosen by Maggie Nelson as winner of the Gold Line Press Chapbook Competition; and two 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). An interdisciplinary thinker, geographer, and educator, Donish has writing appearing or forthcoming in American Poetry ReviewCincinnati Review, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Gettysburg Review, Guernica, Iowa Review, jubilat, Kenyon Review, Tupelo QuarterlyVICE, and elsewhere. Editor-in-chief 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 a BA in English and comparative religions from the University of Washington and an MA in human geography from the University of Oregon, Donish teaches at Washington University in St. Louis and at the University of Missouri, where they are pursuing a PhD in literature with concentrations in creative writing, queer and feminist theories, and ecopoetics.

Donish's work has also been published under the name Cassie Donish.

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

Representation: Julia Eagleton of Janklow & Nesbit