Donna Stonecipher

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Donna Stonecipher is an American poet.


She grew up in Seattle and Teheran,[1] and lived in Prague from 1994 to 1998. She graduated from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, with an MFA in 2001. She completed her PhD in English and Creative Writing at the University of Georgia.

She has published five books of poetry and one of prose, as well as several translations. Her poems have appeared in Paris Review, Denver Quarterly, the Indiana Review, New American Writing, SAND Journal[2] and Conjunctions.

She translates from French and German. Her translations have appeared in Circumference, Action Yes, chicagopostmodernpoetry.

The New York Times named her 2018 collection Transaction Histories one of the 10 best poetry books of the year.[3]

In 2020, her book Model City sold hundreds of copies[4] after an enthusiastic review in Frank Skinner's Poetry Podcast.[5] A bilingual version, translated in French by Jérémy Victor Robert, was published in February 2021.[6]

She has lived in Berlin, Germany[7] since 2004.[6]




  • The Reservoir. University of Georgia Press. 2002. ISBN 978-0-8203-2463-0.
  • Souvenir de Constantinople. Instance Press. 2007. ISBN 978-0-9679854-5-9.
  • The Cosmopolitan. Coffee House Press. 2008. ISBN 978-1-56689-221-6.
  • Model City. Shearsman. 2015. ISBN 978-1-84861-388-1.
  • Transaction Histories. University of Iowa Press. 2018. ISBN 978-1-60938-602-3.
  • Cité modèle (in French and English). Translated by Jérémy Victor Robert. joca seria. 2021. ISBN 978-2-84809-346-8.






  1. ^ "Donna Stonecipher". Retrieved 2021-03-02.
  2. ^ "Issue 18". SAND Journal. Retrieved 2019-01-30.
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Saunders, Tristram Fane (2020-10-13). "If you want poetry without the pretension, listen to Frank Skinner". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 2021-03-02.
  5. ^ "Donna Stonecipher - Frank Skinner's Poetry Podcast". Planet Radio. 2020-05-04. Retrieved 2021-03-02.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ a b Charlotte, Fauve (2021-02-25). "Donna Stonecipher et ses ballades dans la ville". Télérama (in French). Retrieved 2021-03-02.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ "Events | College of Liberal Arts & Sciences | The University of Iowa". 2009-03-25. Retrieved 2011-09-29.
  8. ^ [2] Stonecipher, Donna (20 November 2017). Prose Poetry and the City. ISBN 9781602359994.

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