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Darrel Alejandro Holnes
Portrait of Darrel  Alejandro Holnes
Credit: Beowulf Sheehan

Darrel Alejandro Holnes, an Afro-Panamanian American writer, performer, and educator, is the author of Stepmotherland (Notre Dame Press, 2022) and Migrant Psalms (Northwestern Press, 2021); the coauthor of Prime: Poetry & Conversation (Sibling Rivalry Press, June 2014), an Over the Rainbow List selection of the American Library Association; and the coeditor of Happiness, The Delight-Tree: An Anthology of Contemporary International Poetry, published in 2017 to commemorate the United Nations International Day of Happiness. His poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, Poetry, AGNI, Callaloo, Best American Experimental Writing, and elsewhere. The recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in poetry, the C. P. Cavafy Poetry Prize from Poetry International, the Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize from Letras Latinas, and the Drinking Gourd Poetry Prize from Northwestern University Press, he works as a college professor in New York City. (updated 4/2024)

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