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Mackenzie Polonyi

Mackenzie Polonyi is a diasporic Hungarian poem maker battling dysautonomia and autoimmunity. Her work may be found or is forthcoming in Barrelhouse Magazine, Crab Creek Review, Palette Poetry, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Tupelo Press, Quarterly West (where she was a finalist for their 2022 poetry contest), and elsewhere. Polonyi was also a finalist for A Public Space 2023 Writing Fellowship and a semifinalist for the Tomaž Šalamun Prize. She is a Cornell University 2022 MFA poetry graduate and lecturer, a 2021 Robert Chasen Memorial Poetry Prize winner, and guardian of her beloved adolescent dog, Appa.


Post-Volcanic Folk Tales


Forthcoming: 12/3/24

Winner of a National Poetry Series prize, as selected by acclaimed poet Ishion Hutchinson, explores what it means to be a daughter of the diaspora.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before December 3, 2024.

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