Donna Masini

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Donna Masini attends a rally at Washington Square, New York, in December 2014

Donna Masini is a poet and novelist who was born in Brooklyn and lives in New York City.[1]


She graduated from Hunter College and New York University. Her work frequently deals with urban life and the working-class. Her first book of poems, That Kind of Danger, received the Barnard Women Poets Prize, chosen by Mona Van Duyn. In addition, she has received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and a grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Her poem, "Anxieties," recently appeared in Best American Poetry 2015.

Masini's work has appeared in Best American Poetry 2015, Poetry, American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly, Paris Review, Ms., KGB Bar Book of Poems, Georgia Review, Parnassus, Boulevard, Open City et al.

Masini is a Professor of English and teaches poetry as a part of CUNY Hunter College MFA Program in Creative Writing.[2] She has also taught at Columbia University and New York University

She is currently working on The Good Enough Mother, a new novel of obsession, psychoanalysis and class.[3] She lives in New York City.[4]




  • 4:30 Movie: Poems. New York: W. W. Norton & Company. 2018. ISBN 978-0-393-63550-8.
  • Turning to Fiction: Poems. New York: W. W. Norton & Company. 2004. ISBN 978-0-393-05970-0.
  • That Kind of Danger: Poems. Boston: Beacon Press. 1994. ISBN 978-0-8070-6823-6.




  1. ^ International Who's Who in Poetry and Poets' Encyclopaedia (10 ed.). Routledge. 2001. ISBN 978-0-948875-59-5.
  2. ^ "Creative Writing MFA Donna Masini". Archived from the original on 2008-07-04. Retrieved 2009-07-24.
  3. ^ " Contemporary Italian American Writing - Donna Masini". Retrieved Jan 7, 2020.
  4. ^ "Donna Masini". Poets & Writers. Retrieved Jan 7, 2020.

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