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Good Luck to Aracelis Girmay on NBCC

As hardcore book fans know, the winners of the National Book Critics Circle Award will be announced tonight. No matter the results, we are so proud that Aracelis Girmay's astounding new collection Kingdom Animalia is among the finalists. The book was published in fall 2011 as winner of BOA's biennial Isabella Gardner Award and was immediately honored as a Rumpus Poetry Book Club selection. In the few months since publication, Kingdom Animalia has garnered rave reviews and many, many fans. We count ourselves among those fans. On behalf of everyone at BOA, we wish Aracelis Girmay good luck tonight and we are proud to the skies to have published Kingdom Animalia. "In Girmay's universe, all of life and nature talks and sings. The living and the dead and the resurrected morph, shape-shift, mate, and take on new skins." NBCC board member, Gregg Barrios, emphasizes the wonders contained in Girmay's collection in a review of Kingdom Animalia. Read the review here. [caption id="attachment_1327" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="BOA poet and NBCC finalist Aracelis Girmay"]BOA poet and NBCC finalist Aracelis Girmay[/caption]

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