Visiting Writer: Aracelis Girmay

Aracelis Girmay is the author of three collections of poetry: The Black Maria (BOA Editions, 2016); Kingdom Animalia (BOA Editions, 2011), winner of the 2011 Isabella Gardner Award from BOA Editions, and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; and Teeth (Curbstone Press, 2007). Cave Canem Fellow and winner of a 2015 Whiting Award for Poetry, she teaches at Hampshire College and in the Drew University MFA program. Photo credit: Sheila Griffin.