Aracelis Girmay’s most recent book of poems is the black maria. “She polishes and shares stories with such brilliant invention, tenderness and intellectual liveliness that it is understandable that we think of her as the blessed curator of our collective histories,” wrote Kwame Dawes. An American Sunrise is the new collection of poetry from Joy Harjo, who was recently named the U.S. Poet Laureate. “Throughout her extraordinary career as poet, storyteller, musician, memoirist, playwright and activist, she has worked to expand our American language, culture and soul,” wrote Alicia Ostriker.