Aracelis Girmay

Aracelis Girmay is the author of three books of poems, most recently the black maria (BOA Editions, 2016), for which she was a finalist for the 2018 Neustadt Prize. Girmay is on the editorial board of the African Poetry Book Fund and is the editor of How to Carry Water: Selected Poems of Lucille Clifton (2020).

  • A surreal collage of human hands grasping hair with flesh like appendages hanging down from the cluster
    October 2, 2020 | Aracelis Girmay
    Detail from a photograph of the author’s great-great-grandmother and a photograph of her mother, age eleven. Image courtesy of the author Series editor’s note: In Aracelis Girmay’s ne...

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