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Kingdom animalia : poems / by Aracelis Girmay.

Authors: Girmay, Aracelis.
Call number: 811.6 GIR
Publisher: Rochester, NY : Boa Editions, 2011.
Publication date: 2011.
Subject: American poetry -- 21st century.
Women authors -- Poetry.
Series title: American poets continuum series ; no. 131.
Title: Kingdom animalia : poems / by Aracelis Girmay.
Edition: 1st ed.
Physical description: 119 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents note: i. A book of dirt : Kingdom animalia ; Elegy ; Abuelo, mi muerto ; Dear Minnie, dear ms. ; Small letter ; Zewdit ; Starlight multiplication ; Night ; On living -- ii. A book of beautiful monsters : Swans, as the light was changing ; For Patrick Rosal who wore a dress & said ; March, March ; Noche de lluvia, San Salvador ; La boda del mar y arena ; A blooming tree ; St. Elizabeth ; & ; Ode to the little "r" ; Running home, I saw the planets -- iii. A book of graves & birds : Science ; The dream ; Self-portrait as the snail ; Elegy for the stone ; Portrait of the woman as a skein ; Three girls, one of them a coward girl ; Self-portrait as the snake ; Self-portrait as the airplane ; Central City Senior Center, New Orleans ; Self portrait as the pirate's gold ; Self-portrait as the snake's skin ; To the husband ; This morning the small bird brought a message from the other side -- iv. A book of erased cities : Elegy in gold ; They tell me you are gone ; The doorway of our mother's leg leads me to you, brother ; Mrs. S ; Night, for Henry Dumas ; Break ; English class ; Mississippi burial, on the ferry to Algiers ; Explaining the land mine to the small child ; To waste my hands ; Praise song for the donkey ; I am not ready to die yet ; & when we woke ; On kindness -- v. A fable : On the shape of the sentence -- vi. The book of one small thing : Ars poetica.
Awards note: The Isabella Gardener Poetry Award for 2011.
ISBN: 9781934414620 (trade pbk.)
193441462X (trade pbk.)
LCCN: 2011001428
Url for this record: http://sherloc.imcpl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|1355559
Bib No.: 1355559

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