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Poem of the Week: December 10, 2018

Hello readers! Every week, BOA's staff and interns share one of our favorite poems from our over 300 collections of poetry. This week's poem is from Slope of the Child Everlasting by Laurie Kutchins. The Light We Winter Under December again. all year a dry weeping took up residence—a corridor, a dim boarding house, rooms with small white sinks where a girl lived until she could not. I came to womanhood not feeling a thing. Like a strong dream, winter light is the fiercest of the year. It arrives late and after everything, it disappears as it wakes you. A letter put off...

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Giving Back: A Spotlight on BOA's Book Donation Program

The giving season is upon us! As our readers share their favorite books with the BOA Holiday Book Sale and our supporters help us raise the bar with BOA's Annual Campaign, the BOA staff and board would like to share a behind-the-scenes look at one of the lesser known programs here at BOA Editions. Did you know that BOA helps support reading and literary programs across the country? It's true! Every year, we give back to the literary community by donating hundreds of new and gently used books to organizations in need through our Book Donation Program. These organizations include...

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Share your love of reading with the BOA Holiday Sale

Still looking for that perfect gift for someone special in your life? BOA is here to help! This year, we are borrowing a beloved holiday tradition from our publishing colleagues in Iceland and are launching our very own Yule Book Flood with our 2018 Holiday Book Sale. Every year on the night of December 24th, people across Iceland give their loved ones a book for the holidays. Friends and families will gather together to spend the night reading and sharing their favorite passages. What better way is there to spend the darkest, coldest nights of the year than by sharing a book in the presence of...

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Poem of the Week: December 3, 2018

Hello readers! Every week, BOA's staff and interns share one of our favorite poems from our over 300 collections of poetry. This week's poem is from Gratitude by poet, translator, and publisher Sam Hamill. Sam passed away earlier this year at his home in Anacortes, WA. He was 74. Salutation, Late Autumn, 1991 It is late afternoon, the beginning of the darkest month of the year, evening trembling in the shadows. I stroke the fire, heat a small pot of sake, and open for the first time Bashō's Narrow Road to the Interior fresh from the printer.             ...

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NPR and New York Public Library recommend Cenzontle as a Best Book of 2018

Marcelo Hernandez Castillo's Cenzontle is one of a handful of poetry titles recommended on NPR's annual Book Concierge Guide to 2018's Great Reads.NPR poetry critic Tess Taylor praises Castillo's lyric verses and poems that confound easy boundaries: "These poem shapes linger in the mind long after the book is shut."The librarians at the New York Public Library also included Cenzontle on their annual list of The New York Public Library's 2018 Best Books for Adults. When selecting Cenzontle for NBC Latino's Summer Reading List earlier this year, Rigoberto Gonzales wrote that "Cenzontle is a book that speaks with striking language about an experience that’s being presented in public...

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