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Two UI professors recognized as finalists for national book award

Feb 04, 2022
Melissa Febos and Donika Kelly

University of Iowa Professors Donika Kelly and Melissa Febos are finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Awards for their books, “The Renunciations: Poems” and “Girlhood.”

Cooper Worth, News Reporter
February 1, 2022


Writers and partners Donika Kelly and Melissa Febos are finalists for the 2021 National Book Critics Circle Awards.

Kelly and Febos, University of Iowa assistant and associate professors of English, are nominated for their books The Renunciations: Poems and Girlhood, respectively, under the Poetry and Criticism categories. The awards will be presented on March 17 in a virtual ceremony, free and open to the public.

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