Aracelis Girmay is the author of two collections of poetry, Teeth and Kingdom Animalia, for which she was presented the Isabella Gardner Poetry Award. She has also published a collage-based picture book, Changing, Changing: Story and Collages. Her poems have been published in Ploughshares, Bellevue Literary Review, Indiana Review, and Callaloo. She has taught youth writing workshops in schools and community centers for the past decade. She is an assistant professor of poetry at Hampshire College and also teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Drew University.
Ross Gay is the author of two poetry collections, Bringing the Shovel Down and Against Which. His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Atlanta Review, Harvard Review, and Columbia: A Journal of Poetry and Art. He is a Cave Canem Fellow, a basketball coach, and a painter. He teaches poetry at Indiana University in Bloomington and at the low-residency MFA program at Drew University.
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