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Poem of the Week: July 16, 2018

Greetings! Every week throughout the summer, BOA's staff and interns will share one of our favorite poems from our over 300 collections of poetry. This week's poem from Laura Read's forthcoming collection Dresses from the Old Country was recently featured in The New York Times Magazine with an introduction by Rita Dove. Pentecost The week after your father died,I see you walking home after schoolin your Wimpy Kid T-shirt,and I don’t even know you, but I wantto call you over like a kidnapperand tell you it’s only beginning.Your head will always be a lit matchlike the apostles in the stained glass windowwhen Jesus came...

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Little Infinite interviews BOA Publisher Peter Conners

BOA Publisher Peter Conners sat down with Stephen Sparks earlier this year for an interview for Ingram's Little Infinite poetry newsletter. We invite you to enjoy this behind-the-scenes look at BOA Editions through their conversation.

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Poem of the Week: July 9, 2018

Greetings! Every week throughout the summer, BOA's staff and interns will share one of our favorite poems from our over 300 collections of poetry. This week's poem is from Holy Moly Carry Me by Erika Meitner. Diaspora I am riding the F train to Brooklyn with my son, who is Appalachian as much as anything, who is six and does not notice the Hasidic women reading Tehilim on their way home, praying psalms from worn leather- bound siddurim, moving their lips past Broadway, Second Avenue, Delancey, and he would not know to identify them by their below- the-knee skirts, the filled in parts of...

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Poem of the Week: July 2, 2018

Greetings! Every week throughout the summer, BOA's staff and interns will share one of our favorite poems from our over 300 collections of poetry. This week's poem is from Rail by Kai Carlson-Wee. Listen to a recording of this week's poem on SoundCloud. Pike Somewhere in her heart she remembers the sound of lake water hitting the boat. The low back-and-forth of buoyed weight working to hold up the bodies inside. Her father removing a worm from the loose earth, threading the wet pink flesh with a hook. Dirt on his fingers. The long, bleeding body in agony, curling to feel its way up...

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Dine & Rhyme with poet and filmmaker Kai Carlson-Wee

Annual fundraiser gala will feature poetry, film, a live auction, and a conversation with the author. BOA Editions invites you to ride the rails at this year’s Dine & Rhyme on Friday, September 28th, at the Rochester Academy of Medicine. This event celebrating poetry, film, and the art of the journey will feature poetry readings and a film screening by Kai Carlson-Wee, author of Rail (BOA Editions, 2018) and director of the award-winning documentary short film Riding the Highline. Tickets are $65 in advance ($75 at the door). Kai Carlson-Wee is a poet, photographer, and filmmaker who began riding freight...

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