Aracelis Girmay won BOA’s 2011 Isabella Gardner Award for her new book Kingdom Animalia. Born and raised in Southern California, with roots in Puerto Rico, Eritria, and African America; her previous poetry collection Teeth, was awarded a GCLA New Writers Award. Girmay has taught youth writing workshops in schools and community centers for the past ten years. She is assistant professor of poetry writing at Hampshire College and teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Drew University in New Jersey. Girmay is also a Cave Canem Fellow and sits on the board of the Acentos Foundation.Beautiful in the Mouth, which was awarded the 2009 A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize and was published in 2010 by BOA Editions. Michael Waters has published ten collections of poetry, including five from BOA Editions: Gospel Night (2011); Darling Vulgarity (2006); Parthenopi: New and Selected Poems (2001); Green Ash, Red Maple, Black Gum (1997); and Not Just Any Death (1979). His book, Darling Vulgarity, was a finalist for the 2006 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He is co-editor of Contemporary American Poetry (Houghton Mifflin, 2006). The recipient of four pushcart prizes and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Fulbright Foundation, he is Professor of English at Monmouth University in New Jersey and teaches Poetry and Poetry in Translation in the Drew University MFA Program. The Details Sunday, September 18, 2011
3PM Poetry Reading & Book Signing (Gallery Auditorium, Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave., Rochester, NY)
6PM Reception, Dinner & Silent Auction (Good Luck Restaurant, 50 Anderson Ave., Rochester, NY)
Tickets: Reading and book signing $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
Reading, dinner & silent auction $125 per person.
Your response is requested by September 9th, 2011.
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