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Aracelis Girmay, Assistant Professor of Poetry at Hampshire
College, is a California-born poet who has been a National Endowment for the
Arts Fellow, a Cave Canem Fellow, and winner of the 2015 Whiting Award. Her
works include Teeth (2007), Kingdom Animalia (2011),
and the collage-based picture book changing, changing (2005). Her
poetry and essays have been published in Granta, Black
Renaissance Noire, and PEN America,
among other places. Her newest collection, The Black Maria (2016), investigates African diasporic
histories, the consequences of racism within American culture, and the question
of human identity. Whatever her subject—dreams, transformation, the body,
political imagination—her poems have been praised for their freshness and