[caption id="attachment_1518" align="alignleft" width="100" caption="BOA author and NBCC finalist Aracelis Girmay"][/caption] "There is a saying in Spanish, "Cada cabeza es un mundo," which translates "every mind is a universe unto itself." And Girmay's world, universe, opens new ways of seeing the simplest things and giving them voice. Everything contains some clue of another self, body or kindred spirit. Like an archeologist, she digs deeply finding herself in every living thing, even in the inanimate. Her magic is poetry at its best." So concludes Gregg Barrio's article on National Book Critics Circle finalist and Isabella Gardner Award-winning poet Aracelis Girmay's Kingdom Animalia. The article is featured among the "Best Poetry Books of the Year" feature on Oprah.com: Read the whole article here: [Best Poetry Books of the Year] If for some reason you love poetry, but still haven't read Kingdom Animalia... it's time to rectify that situation! Buy Kingdom Animalia at the BOA bookstore now and you'll get 10% off the cover price while supporting independent publishing (FYI it's much better for BOA if you buy the book directly from us than from other online stores) [Purchase Kingdom Animalia] Congratulations to Aracelis on her continued recognition!
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