September 25, 2016: Aracelis Girmay met Camonghne Felix
Tonight we return to where Page Meets Stage began years ago, The Bowery Poetry Club (308 Bowery, just south of Bleecker St.). Take note of the new start time—6:00 pm! Tickets are available here.
Born and raised in Santa Ana, California, poet Aracelis Girmay earned a BA at Connecticut College and an MFA from New York University. Her poems trace the connections of transformation and loss across cities and bodies. Her poetry collections include Teeth (2007), Kingdom Animalia (2011), and The Black Maria (2016), named a “Top Poetry Pick” by Publisher’s Weekly, O Magazine, and Library Journal. She is also the author of the collage-based picture book changing, changing (2005).
Recently listed by Black Youth Project as a “Black Girl From the Future You Should Know,” Camonghne Felix is a poet, speaker, organizer, an MFA Candidate at Bard College, an MA Candidate in Arts Politics at NYU, a 2012 Pushcart Prize nominee, and the 2013 recipient of the Cora Craig Award for Young Women. She is an Urban Word NYC mentor, and the founder of Firefly Brigade. You can find her work in various spaces, including Youtube, and publications like Apogee, Union Station, Poetry Magazine, Teen Vogue and Hugfington Post. She is also the author of the chapbook Yolk, published via Penmanship Books 2015.