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The Resource The black Maria : poems, by Aracelis Girmay

The black Maria : poems, by Aracelis Girmay

Label
The black Maria : poems
Title
The black Maria
Title remainder
poems
Statement of responsibility
by Aracelis Girmay
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Taking its name from the moon's dark plains, misidentified as seas by early astronomers, The Black Maria investigates African diasporic histories, the consequences of racism within American culture, and the question of human identity. Central to this project is a desire to recognize the lives of Eritrean refugees who have been made invisible by years of immigration crisis, refugee status, exile, and resulting statelessness. The recipient of a 2015 Whiting Award for Poetry, Girmay's newest collection elegizes and celebrates life, while wrestling with the humanistic notion of seeing beyond: seeing violence, seeing grace, and seeing each other better."to the sea"great storage house, history on which we rode, we touched the brief pulse of your fluttering pages, spelled with salt & life, your rage, your indifference your gentleness washing our feet, all of you going on whether or not we live, to you we bring our carnations yellow & pink, how they float like bright sentences atop your memory's dark hair. Aracelis Girmay is the author of two poetry collections, Teeth and Kingdom Animalia, which won the Isabella Gardner Award and was a finalist for the NBCC Award. The recipient of a 2015 Whiting Award, she has received grants and fellowships from the Jerome, Cave Canem, and Watson foundations, as well as Civitella Ranieri and the NEA. She currently teaches at Hampshire College's School for Interdisciplinary Arts and in Drew University's low residency MFA program. Originally from Santa Ana, California, she splits her time between New York and Amherst, Massachusetts"--
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Girmay, Aracelis
Index
no index present
Literary form
poetry
Series statement
American poets continuum series
Series volume
No. 153
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  • American poetry
  • Poésie américaine
  • POETRY
  • POETRY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • American poetry
  • Lyrik
  • Amerikanisches Englisch
Label
The black Maria : poems, by Aracelis Girmay
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"2015 Whiting Award Winner for Poetry."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • to the sea
  • (any)
  • "black, full of language"
  • "Odysseus, his lungs full"
  • "Claim, I, to be the poet, making talk"
  • "The febrile & opal"
  • to the sea near lampedusa
  • luam to the dead
  • luam/ asa luam
  • luam, who says to the dead
  • elegy.
  • "Inside the sea, there is more"
  • "The back-eyed woman"
  • "To be near the sea, is to gleam"
  • luam in the sea, to the survivors
  • luam remembers massawa
  • luam to her sibling
  • luam cleaning house
  • the luams speak of god
  • luam, new york
  • luam, asmara
  • elegy
  • luam & the flies, umbertide, asmara, new york
  • "Look! In other poems you are"
  • luam mending clothes
  • luam, new york
  • luam, monterchi, italy
  • to the sea
  • "Why not, in addition, tell"
  • "strange earth, strange"
  • to the sea
  • to the sea
  • prayer & letter to the dead
  • "praise the water, now"
  • "I love the azucenas, so bring them to you
  • the luams
  • on poetry & history
  • to the sea
  • (any)
  • "& when it happens"
  • "you are going now"
  • "hands for pleasure, hands for mending"
  • The beauty of the world, tenth estrangement
  • Second estrangement
  • Third estrangement
  • The black maria
  • Fourth estrangement, with a petition for the reunion of Jonathan & George Jackson
  • the black maria.
  • The black maria
  • Third estrangement, in memory of Jonathan Ferrell
  • The woodlice, fourth estrangement
  • The fig eaters, fifth estrangement
  • The first estrangement
  • Moon for Aisha
  • Cooley High, fifth estrangement
Control code
920018962
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
120 pages
Isbn
9781942683025
Lccn
2015043256
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650, 655
Other control number
  • 40025949847
  • 99977258261
System control number
(OCoLC)920018962
Label
The black Maria : poems, by Aracelis Girmay
Publication
Note
"2015 Whiting Award Winner for Poetry."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • to the sea
  • (any)
  • "black, full of language"
  • "Odysseus, his lungs full"
  • "Claim, I, to be the poet, making talk"
  • "The febrile & opal"
  • to the sea near lampedusa
  • luam to the dead
  • luam/ asa luam
  • luam, who says to the dead
  • elegy.
  • "Inside the sea, there is more"
  • "The back-eyed woman"
  • "To be near the sea, is to gleam"
  • luam in the sea, to the survivors
  • luam remembers massawa
  • luam to her sibling
  • luam cleaning house
  • the luams speak of god
  • luam, new york
  • luam, asmara
  • elegy
  • luam & the flies, umbertide, asmara, new york
  • "Look! In other poems you are"
  • luam mending clothes
  • luam, new york
  • luam, monterchi, italy
  • to the sea
  • "Why not, in addition, tell"
  • "strange earth, strange"
  • to the sea
  • to the sea
  • prayer & letter to the dead
  • "praise the water, now"
  • "I love the azucenas, so bring them to you
  • the luams
  • on poetry & history
  • to the sea
  • (any)
  • "& when it happens"
  • "you are going now"
  • "hands for pleasure, hands for mending"
  • The beauty of the world, tenth estrangement
  • Second estrangement
  • Third estrangement
  • The black maria
  • Fourth estrangement, with a petition for the reunion of Jonathan & George Jackson
  • the black maria.
  • The black maria
  • Third estrangement, in memory of Jonathan Ferrell
  • The woodlice, fourth estrangement
  • The fig eaters, fifth estrangement
  • The first estrangement
  • Moon for Aisha
  • Cooley High, fifth estrangement
Control code
920018962
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
120 pages
Isbn
9781942683025
Lccn
2015043256
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650, 655
Other control number
  • 40025949847
  • 99977258261
System control number
(OCoLC)920018962

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