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Dine & Rhyme 2019

On Friday, October 4th, attendees of BOA’s 22nd annual Dine & Rhyme fundraiser were treated to a very special evening with poet Naomi Shihab Nye. With a focus on her newest BOA poetry publication, The Tiny Journalist (BOA, April 2019), Naomi read poems and shared stories about her personal connections to Palestine. 

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Four BOA books to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 to October 15! BOA is honored and grateful for the voices of Hispanic and Latinx writers who have enriched our culture. Here are four collections from BOA authors to help you celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Beautiful Wall by Ray Gonzalez Out of the dust and mud, Ray Gonzales’s Beautiful Wall rises. Infused with a deep understanding of place, often set in the deserts of Mexico and the American Southwest, these poems follow the everyday gods, past and present, that hover nearby. Testimonials to injustice and homages to ancestors come alongside dreamy journeys beside cacti and...

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E.C. Osondu wins the 9th annual BOA Short Fiction Prize

Rochester, New York –– BOA Editions, Ltd. is pleased to announce that E.C. Osondu is the winner of the ninth annual BOA Short Fiction Prize for his collection Alien Stories. BOA Publisher Peter Conners selected the winning manuscript from a pool of more than 320 submissions. Osondu will receive a $1,000 honorarium and book publication by BOA Editions, Ltd. within the American Reader Series in spring 2021. “Thank you, BOA Editions, for opening your arms and giving a home to Alien Stories. Particularly poignant because these are for the most part stories about characters who seesaw between finding a home...

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Richard Blanco will judge the 19th Poulin Prize

We are thrilled to announce that renowned poet Richard Blanco will judge the 19th A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize, which opens to submissions today! Richard Blanco is the fifth presidential inaugural poet in U.S. history—the youngest, first Latino, immigrant, and gay person to serve in such a role. Born in Madrid to Cuban exile parents and raised in Miami, the negotiation of cultural identity and place characterize his body of work. He is the author of the poetry collections Looking for the Gulf Motel, Directions to the Beach of the Dead, and City of a Hundred Fires; the poetry chapbooks...

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Holy Moly Carry Me a finalist for the Library of Virginia Literary Award

Rochester, NY — BOA Editions is proud to announce that Erika Meitner’s Holy Moly Carry Me (BOA Editions, 2018) has been selected as one of four finalists in the poetry category of the Library of Virginia’s 22nd Annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards. The winner in each category will be selected from among these finalists and announced at a gala celebration at the Library of Virginia on Saturday, October 19, 2019. “The commonwealth of Virginia is home to many talented writers whose work inspires and informs readers across the world,” said Librarian of Virginia Sandra G. Treadway. “The Library’s annual Literary...

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