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THE BLACK MARIA among PW's most anticipated books of 2016

Publishers Weekly has included Aracelis Girmay’s The Black Maria on its list of "The Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2016"! Out from BOA in April, Girmay's newest collection was one of only four poetry titles selected for the list.

"Culled from the 14,000+ titles in PW's Spring Announcements issue, we asked our reviews editors to pick the most notable books publishing in Spring 2016," says PW.

Taking its name from the moon’s dark plains, misidentified as seas by early astronomers, The Black Maria investigates African diasporic histories, the consequences of racism within American culture, and the question of human identity. Central to this project is a desire to recognize the lives of Eritrean refugees who have been made invisible by years of immigration crisis, refugee status, exile, and resulting statelessness. The recipient of a 2015 Whiting Award for Poetry, Girmay’s newest collection elegizes and celebrates life, while wrestling with the notion of seeing beyond: seeing violence, seeing grace, and seeing each other better.

Click here for PW's complete list of "The Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2016."

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