Ms. Hemsell Debuts Poetry with "Queen in Blue"

Ambalila Hemsell, Upper School for Girls English teacher, debuted her first volume of poetry, "Queen in Blue," in March. Publisher's Weekly reviewed her work earlier this month, saying, "Hemsell’s startling and ecstatic debut situates American citizenship and domestic life in the shifting 'whole unknowable cosmos,' rendering marriage, motherhood, and home maintenance in electric, sensory detail." Read the full review here.


Annie Wright Schools
827 North Tacoma Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98403

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Founded in Tacoma, Washington, in 1884, Annie Wright Schools serve students from age three through high school. Annie Wright Lower  and Middle Schools offer coed programs in Preschool through Grade 8, while separate Upper Schools for girls  and boys offer day and boarding options in Grades 9 through 12. Annie Wright is proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School.