The Poetry Project

Darrel Alejandro Holnes

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Darrel Alejandro Holnes is the author of Stepmotherland, forthcoming from Notre Dame Press in 2022, and Migrant Psalms, forthcoming from Northwestern University Press in 2021. He is the co-author of Prime from Sibling Rivalry Press, an Over the Rainbow List selection by the American Library Association, and the co-editor of Happiness, The Delight-Tree: An Anthology of Contemporary International Poetry, published to commemorate the United Nations International Day of Happiness. He is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Creative Writing, the CP Cavafy Prize from Poetry International, the Andres Montoya Poetry Prize from Letras Latinas, and the Drinking Gourd Poetry Prize from Northwestern University Press. His poems have been published in American Poetry Review, Poetry Magazine, Callaloo, Best American Experimental Writing, and elsewhere in print and online.