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Documents named a finalist for a Publishing Triangle Award

We are proud to announce that Documents by Jan-Henry Gray has been named a finalist for the Publishing Triangle's 2019 Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry! The finalists were announced on Twitter this afternoon, March 16, 2020. Jan-Henry Gray's Documents was selected by D.A. Powell as the winner of the 17th annual A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. Rooted in the experience of living in America as a queer undocumented Filipino, Documents maps the byzantine journey toward citizenship through legal records and fragmented recollections. In poems that repurpose the forms and procedures central to an immigrant’s experiences—birth certificates, identification cards, letters, and interviews—Jan-Henry Gray reveals...

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Update on AWP 2020

Each year, our staff looks forward to attending the annual AWP Conference. For those who aren’t familiar, AWP is a 3-day gathering of 12,000 writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers from all around the country. Along with roughly 550 readings, panels, and craft lectures, there is also a bookfair that hosts 800 presses, journals, and literary organizations. That is where you would find us—at our booth, selling hundreds of books, hosting book signings, and chatting with authors, friends, and fans of BOA. However, after careful consideration, we have decided not to attend this year’s AWP conference in San Antonio. Out of...

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BOA at AWP 2020

The BOA team is excited to once again be participating in the AWP Conference and Book Fair! This year's conference will be held in San Antonio, TX, on March 4-7 at the Henry B. González Convention Center. Stop by Booth 1429 for author signings, submission information, special AWP discounts on select BOA titles, and more! BOA Author Signing Schedule: Thursday, March 5th Diana Marie Delgado, author of Tracing the Horse: 11 AM to 12 PM Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, author of Cenzontle: 2 PM to 3 PM Deborah Paredez, author of Year of the Dog: 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM Friday, March 6th...

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The Tiny Journalist wins TIL Best Book of Poetry Award

Rochester, N.Y. — BOA Editions is delighted to announce that The Tiny Journalist by Naomi Shihab Nye has won the 2020 Helen C. Smith Memorial Award for Best Book of Poetry from the Texas Institute of Letters. The Texas Institute of Letters (TIL) announced the winners of this year’s TIL Literary Awards this morning via press release. TIL President Carmen Tafolla is especially proud of the “quality and the diversity of this year’s award-winners, which range from teachers to journalists to an astronaut, reflecting some of the exciting variety in authors’ experiences, styles, themes, and genres.” The Tiny Journalist is Naomi...

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BOA Editions, Ltd. to receive $35,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

Rochester, N.Y. — BOA Editions has been approved for a $35,000 ArtWorks grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support the publication and promotion of eight new books of contemporary poetry. Overall, the National Endowment for the Arts has approved 1,187 grants totaling $27.3 million in the first round of fiscal year 2020 funding to support arts projects in every state in the nation, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.  The Art Works funding category supports projects that focus on public engagement with, and access to, various forms of excellent art across the nation;...

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