Read More About Poet Aracelis Girmay

The new poet weaves her multicultural heritage into a distinctive political voice. Sponsored by the SC Poetry Center.

Poet & Writer Aracelis Girmay

A writer of fiction and nonfiction in addition to being a poet, Girmay received her Master of Fine Arts degress from New York University and works as a writer in public schools with the Community-Word Project and Teachers & Writers Collalborative.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009
7:30 pm   Poetry Reading - followed by a book sale and signing, Stoddard Hall Auditorium

The event is free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible. For more information, please cosult the news release on the Smith College website, or visit the Poetry Center website.

Link to past SC Libraries Poetry Center Readings resource pages.

Girmay weaves her multicultural heritage (Eritrean, Puerto Rican and African American) into a distinctive political voice in her debut collection of poems, Teeth. She is not afraid to take on any subject, including rape and genocide, and brings to her poems not only gravity and passion but a sustaining voice of hope.

Internet Site
Bill Moyers Journal (PBS) - watch Girmay read from her collection of poems at a recent event
The Progressive - listen to an interview with Girmay
From the Fishhouse: an audio archive of emerging poets - read and listen to poems by Girmay

 

 

 

 

 

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