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BOA Editions Intern Reviews: Exile in Guyville by Amy Lee Lillard

Amy Lee Lillard’s Exile in Guyville, is the perfect read for those who love speculative and dystopian fiction. Lillard achieves a type of storytelling that is simultaneously futuristic and present, that reimagines but holds true to the experiences of women today. To me, her collection of short stories stand as testaments to the deep longing for more which lives in so many women—a longing to be seen, heard, and to achieve more than what is expected or available. In each of their worlds, the characters reach out for more than what they are given, whether for themselves or those they...

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Chaun Ballard wins the 23rd Annual A. Poulin Jr., Poetry Prize

 Rochester, NY—BOA Editions, Ltd. is pleased to announce that Chaun Ballard of Lincoln, Nebraska is the winner of the 23rd annual A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. His winning manuscript, Second Nature, was selected by celebrated poet and writer Matthew Shenoda from a pool of over 800 original submissions. Second Nature will be published by BOA Editions in April 2025 as part of the New Poets of America Series with a foreword by Matthew Shenoda. Ballard will also receive a $1,000 honorarium.  "Much gratitude to Peter Conners and the team at BOA for this unexpected good news. I wish to express my gratitude to the BOA family and...

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Black History Month Feature: Lucille Clifton and Geffrey Davis!

As Black History Month comes to a close, this is your friendly reminder to read the work of Black authors year-round! Finish February or start March by stocking up on your Lucille Clifton and snagging Geffrey Davis' forthcoming collection, One Wild Word Away, recommended by BOA's phenomenal spring 2024 intern, Sophia Ross!  ---   There is much to be said about the voice that is Lucille Clifton and the legacy that her work holds. However, I find myself immeasurably lucky to be able to experience such an influence’s work in a smaller, more individualistic way. Lucille Clifton’s Voices is a reflection on...

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Black History Month Feature: Every Hard Sweetness by Sheila Carter-Jones

 As Black History Month comes to a close, this is your friendly reminder to read the work of Black authors year-round! Finish February or start March by snagging Sheila Carter-Jones' forthcoming collection, Every Hard Sweetness, recommended by BOA's fantastic spring 2024 intern, Jaenid Ayala!  --- In a time where we have become desensitized to Black voices & Black trauma, Every Hard Sweetness is a reminder that there are still stories left to tell, still narratives that have been forced to remain unfinished. Sheila Carter-Jones creatively composes a song which so many African American families have not had the chance to...

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BOA Editions to Receive $45,000 Grant from the NEA

   Contact: Kathryn Bratt-Pfotenhauer, Director of Development & Publicity BOA Editions, Ltd. 250 North Goodman Street, Suite 306, Rochester, NY 14607 | 585.546.3410   Rochester, NY - BOA Editions, Ltd. has been approved for a $45,000 Grants for Arts Projects award to support the publication and promotion of seven new books of contemporary poetry. In total, the NEA will award 958 Grants for Arts Projects awards totaling more than $27.1 million that were announced as part of its first round of fiscal year 2024 grants. “The NEA is delighted to announce this grant to BOA Editions, Ltd., which is helping contribute to...

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