Posts Tagged: Aracelis Girmay

What to Read When You Want to Celebrate Black History


Rumpus editors share for their favorite writing that speaks to black history, past and present. ...more

On Joy: Three Poetry Anthologies

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With impermanence and “praise for the devil” all around, it’s a gift to rediscover joy, no matter how fleeting. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Monica Sok


Monica Sok discusses her award-winning poetry chapbook Year Zero, her interest in Southeast Asian history, and living in isolation. ...more

August’s Poetry Book Club Selection


We are excited to announce Aracelis Girmay’s Kingdom Animalia as the August selection for the August Rumpus Poetry Book Club. This poetry collection, published by BOA Editions is the winner of the Isabella Gardner Poetry Award for 2011. Author Chris Abani deemed it, “a beautiful evocation of the bittersweet complexities of the human heart and a treatise on on the ever evolving journey to understanding and transcendence.”

This is Girmay’s second collection of poems.