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Readings from Roger Bonair-Agard, Patrick Rosal and Aracelis Girmay
Sep 24 2012
7:00 p.m.
Neal Marshall Grand Hall

Aracelis Girmay is the author of the collage-based picture book, changing, changing, published by George Braziller (2005). Her poetry collection, Teeth, was published by Curbstone Press in 2007, and received the GLCA New Writers Award. Her poetry collection, Kingdom Animalia, was published by BOA Editions in the fall of 2011 and was the recipient of their Isabella Gardner Poetry Award. Kingdom Animalia was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and is currently a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in Poetry. For ten years, Girmay taught youth workshops in New York and her native California, and she currently teaches poetry at Hampshire College and in Drew University's low-residency MFA program.

Patrick Rosal is the author of three full-length poetry collections, Boneshepherds, named by the National Book Critics Circle as one of the best small press books of the year, My American Kundiman, and Uprock Headspin Scramble and Dive. His poems and essays have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Tin House, American Poetry Review, Harvard Review, Drunken Boat, and Language for a New Century. He has won, among other honors, a Fulbright Fellowship, the Association of Asian American Studies Book Award, the Global Filipino Literary Award, and the Asian American Writers’ Workshop Members’
Choice Award. He is a member of the Creative Writing faculty at Rutgers University-Camden.

Roger Bonair-Agard is a native of Trinidad & Tobago and author of 3 collections of poetry; tarnish & masquerade (Cypher Books, 2006), GULLY (Cypher Books/Peepal Tree Press 2010) and the forthcoming Bury My Clothes (Haymarket Press 2013) . He is Artistic Director and co-founder of NYC's LouderARTS project and poet-in-residence at Young Chicago Authors. An MFA candidate at University of Southern Maine's Stonecoast Program. He teaches at Fordham University, NYC and the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center.
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