Aracelis Girmay is the author of the poetry collections Teeth & Kingdom Animalia. Teeth was awarded the GLCA New Writers Award & Kingdom Animalia won the Isabella Gardner Poetry Award & was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Girmay is also the author of the collage-based picture book changing, changing. She is the recipient of grants & fellowships from the Jerome Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Cave Canem Foundation, & the Civitella Ranieri Foundation. Girmay is on the faculty of Hampshire College's School for Interdisciplinary Arts & she also teaches poetry in Drew University's low-residency MFA program.