Celeste Doaks

Celeste Doaks

Writer

Poet and journalist celeste doaks is the author of Cornrows and Cornfields, and editor of the poetry anthology Not Without Our Laughter. Her chapbook, American Herstory was the first-place winner in Backbone Press’s 2018 chapbook contest; it contains poems about Michelle Obama. Her work has appeared in multiple online and print publications including The Rumpus, The Millions, Huffington Post, Chicago Quarterly Review, and Asheville Poetry Review among others. Currently, she teaches creative writing at University of Delaware.

Stories by Celeste Doaks
Authors Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman strive for balance in their longterm, long-distance friendship

In classic Libra style, Ann and Aminatou are so inseparable that they actually write the book in one voice.

'Do Nothing: How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, and Underliving' is a guide to getting away with doing a little less

A time-management guide mixed with tidbits of neuroscience, social science, history, and personal reflection, 'Do Nothing' is ideal for our dear Virgos who love to improve on any aspect of their lives.

Just as Leo's bold personality can be a lot to process, so is 'Parakeet'

This month’s book, Parakeet by Marie-Helene Bertino, is what I call a handful.

Finding Cancer's courage to leave its protective, outer crab shell

The challenges of Blackness and queerness are central in this book, articulated together through the lens of family.