We like to read the odd, the off-kilter, and the just plain weird. We like things that are funny, things that are sad, and things that are both funny and sad at the same time. We especially love to read the experimental, surreal, and genre-bending.

Some of our favorite poets are Amy Gerstler, Danez Smith, Tracy K. Smith, Brenda Shaughnessy, Alison Benis White, Jericho Brown, Claudia Rankine, Ilya Kaminsky, and James Tate.

Some of our favorite flash fiction and short story writers are Amy Hempel, Lydia Davis, Deb Olin Unferth, Amber Sparks, Roxane Gay, Carmen Maria Machado, George Saunders, and Ben Loory.


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All of us here at Okay Donkey strongly believe in the Black Lives Matter and anti-racist movements, and are continuing our work to support and amplify Black voices. If you’d like to help us support Black Lives Matter with your time, energy, and donations, please visit the link to the Black Lives Matter carrd here: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/