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The Boston Globe names THE BLACK MARIA a "Best Book of 2016"

The Boston Globe named Aracelis Girmay's new collection the black maria a "Best Book of 2016"!

In good company, Girmay shares the honor with other highly acclaimed poets, including Sharon Olds, Etel Adnan, Kevin Young, Athena Farrokhzad, Ishion Hutchinson, Tyehimba Jess, Fred Moten, Solmaz Sharif, and Ocean Vuong.

According to Globe reviewer John Freeman, "The long history of abuse against African Americans threads through this latest excavation by Girmay, whose work always lays bare the importance of history and the vertigo caused by its unknowing."

Click here to view The Boston Globe's entire list of the "Best Books of 2016."

the black maria is available at the BOA Bookstore. Purchase your copy before December 18 and save 25% with promo code SHOPBOA!

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