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Roll of Reviews- Waters, Harrington*, Girmay in Publishers Weekly

It has been a great week for BOA: Publishers Weekly has printed no fewer than three poetry reviews on some of our most recent books. Aracelis Girmay's Kingdom Animalia and Michael Waters' Gospel Night receive spot-on responses. We are very happy to share that The Hands of Strangers: Poems from the Nursing Home by Janice N. Harrington has a starred review containing such comments as: "Both attendants and patients emerge as humans, as people with tough tasks and inner lives, in these pellucid, scary, morally resonant poems." 9781934414545 So too did Kingdom Animalia get the spotlight. It is almost as if she "needed to write this entire book" just to get past the voice of her last book, so that she could "reflect on her own life," PW says; here she takes up "America and its history." 9781934414620 "Serious passions, homages and memories, scenes described with anger or affection" make up Gospel Night. "Waters excels at stark-eyed, honest elegies--for an influential teacher who killed himself, for Johnny Cash; and the poet's own father all rendered in the strong free verse that is Waters' signature." gospel-night-sm These Publishers Weekly reviews can be read by clicking on the links: Aracelis Girmay's Kingdom Animalia: here. Michael Waters' Gospel Night here Janice N. Harrington's The Hands of Strangers: Poems from the Nursing Home here

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