We’re pleased to announce that Carly Inghram is the winner of the inaugural Center for African American Poetry and Poetics Book Prize. The collection, entitled The Animal Indoors, was selected by MacArthur Genius Terrance Hayes. Of the collection, Hayes said,
In The Animal Indoors interior and exterior worlds blend with lyricism like “the sudden violence of dry earth rising up in rain.” These poems sing as they please of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Frank Ocean, and America’s “edges flittering in the small light.” Melancholy and joy overlap, clap and slap. The Animal Indoors is full of capacious, capricious edges. This poet straddles worlds. This is a dynamic debut.
Autumn House will publish Carly’s collection in Fall 2021!