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Kingdom Animalia (Paperback)
This highly anticipated second collection is the winner of the 2011 Isabella Gardner Poetry Award.
About the Author
Aracelis Girmay was raised in Southern California, the daugher of Eritrean, Puerto Rican, African American traditions. She holds a BA from Connecticut College, and an MFA in Poetry from New York University. A writer of poetry, essays, and fiction, her poems have appeared in numerous journals and magazines. She leads community workshops in both New York and California.
"Girmay has Eritrean, Puerto Rican, and African-American roots; the section titled 'a book of erased cities' brings a poignant, multifaceted sense of loss" Publishers Weekly
There is a saying in Spanish, Cada cabeza es un mundo,’ which translates every mind is a universe unto itself.’ And Girmay’s world, universe, opens new ways of seeing the simplest things and giving them voice. Everything contains some clue of another self, body or kindred spirit. Like an archaeologist, she digs deeply finding herself in every living thing, even in the inanimate. Her magic is poetry at its best.”National Book Critics Circle