Aracelis Girmay

Aracelis Girmay

Santa Ana, California
Aracelis Girmay
Santa Ana, California
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Aracelis Girmay was born and raised in Santa Ana, California. She received a BA from Connecticut College in 1999 and went on to earn an MFA in poetry from New York University.
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1.
Break
When the boys are carnivals
we gather round them in the dark room
& they make their noise while drums
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2.
Consider the Hands that Write this Letter
after Marina Wilson
Consider the hands
that write this letter.
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3.
The Dream
Last night, all night
the dream, the dead
mother, my small sister,
tiny, her mouth
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4.
Elegy
What to do with this knowledge
that our living is not guaranteed?
Perhaps one day you touch the young branch
of something beautiful. & it grows & grows
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5.
From "The Black Maria"
The body, bearing something ordinary as light Opens
as in a room somewhere the friend opens in poppy, in flame, burns & bears the child — out.
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