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Matt Morton wins 2018 A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize

We are pleased to announce that Matt Morton of Dallas, TX is the winner of the 18th annual A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. His winning manuscript, Improvisation without Accompaniment, was selected by esteemed poet Patricia Smith from an original pool of more than 740 submissions. Improvisation without Accompaniment will be published by BOA Editions in April 2020 as part of the A. Poulin, Jr. New Poets of America Series with a foreword by Patricia Smith. Morton will also receive a $1,000 honorarium. In addition to the winning manuscript, judge Patricia Smith also selected a finalist and two semi-finalists for the prize:...

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Cenzontle wins NCIBA Golden Poppy Book Award for Poetry

Rochester, N.Y. — BOA Editions is proud to announce that Cenzontle by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo has won the 2018 Golden Poppy Book Award for Poetry. The Northern California Independent Booksellers Association (NCIBA) announced the winners of the 2018 Golden Poppy Awards at an awards ceremony on Sunday, March 24, 2019. The NCIBA members praised Castillo’s poems in Cenzontle as “Unexpectedly deep for poems that on the surface look spacious and airy.” Cenzontle is Castillo’s debut poetry collection. The collection presents a nuanced narrative of life before, during, and after crossing the US/Mexico border through poems that explore the emotional fallout of immigration, the anxieties of living in a queer brown...

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Poem of the Week: April 1, 2019

Hello readers! Every week, BOA's staff and interns share a special poem from our over 300 collections of poetry. This week's poem is from Birth Marks by Jim Daniels. Birth Marks She was stymied by pizza, but notby ice cream. She ordered vanillafor its sound. She reigned as Queenof the Isle of You Decide.He had the patience of a splinterworking its way to the surfaceand the business senseof a herd of cattle.She used her checkbookto prop up every minor purchase.He used cash for the benefitof its traceless disappearance.In short, he was a bad magicianand she the nervous assistant,a match manufactured in a damp...

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Join us at AWP 2019

The BOA team is excited to once again be participating in the AWP Conference and Book Fair! This year's conference will be in Portland, OR, on March 27–30. Visit us at AWP Book Fair booth 7093 near the Stage 1 Entrance. Join us for author signings, giveaways, discounts, and special events throughout the weekend, including the debut of our newest Spring 2019 books! BOA Author Signings Thursday, March 28 Geffrey Davis, author of Night Angler and Revising the Storm: 1:00–2:00 PM Friday, March 29 Jan-Henry Gray, author of Documents: 1:00–2:00 PM Keetje Kuipers, author of All Its Charms, The Keys to the Jail, and Beautiful in the Mouth: 2:00–3:00 PM Saturday,...

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Poem of the Week: March 25, 2019

Hello readers! Every week, BOA's staff and interns share a special poem from our over 300 collections of poetry. This week's poem is from Praises & Offenses: Three Women Poets from the Dominican Republic, translated by Judith Kerman. To Go Lightly by Ángela Hernández Núñez In innocence, eternity is possible. But I have loved in haste, with the attentiveness of objects that fly away. I find myself saying, close the doors. I find myself saying, love you ought to leave. I find myself touching lines in the stone. I think about the women who waited, not for Ulysses, but for ordinary men....

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