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Chicago Review of Books names THE BLACK MARIA a 'Best Poetry Book of 2016'

Aracelis Girmay's the black maria is on yet another "best of the year" list, this time for Chicago Review of Books's "The Best Poetry Books of 2016."

Reviewer Adam Morgan offers the collection the highest possible praise: "the black maria isn’t just some of the best poetry I read this year, it’s also one of the most powerful and memorable collections I’ve read as an adult."

According to a recent review of the book by Sanya Noel, "the black maria [is] a haunting, blistering, vital examination of the African diaspora from 15th-century slave ships to Neil deGrasse Tyson . . . More than any other question, the black maria forces us to ask ourselves if anything has truly changed [since the slave trade]."

Click here to view the Chicago Review of Books's entire list of "The Best Poetry Books of 2016."

the black maria is available now at the BOA Bookstore.


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