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
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.

Following Gemini's restless intellectual curiosity

Two books that highlight gender inequity and identity, intersecting in imaginative and realistic and always-necessary ways.

Appreciating the Dogged Dedication and Hopeful Leadership of Taurus

'The Obama Portraits' gives an intimate look at the process, the artists who painted the portraits, and the hope Obama’s presidency provided for Americans

What we can learn from the intrepidness of goal-oriented Aries

Author Susan Muaddi Darraj—who is Arab American and born to Palestinian parents—is forging new ground and giving visibility to young girls from this culture.