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Exploring the Backlist: Christian Barter's BYE-BYE LAND

Hello readers! BOA Editions is launching a new occasional series for our blog. Join our team of interns as they explore over 40 years of our publication history and share their passion for some of their favorite titles from BOA Editions. In today's post, Jackie S. explains why you have to read Christian Barter's newest collection. Beautiful, Accessible, and Important: Christian Barter’s Bye-Bye Land Hello, and welcome! I’m Jackie, one of BOA’s summer interns. I’ve just graduated from SUNY Geneseo with an English Literature degree, and I’m currently carving my way into the publishing world. BOA is an interesting choice for...

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Molly Reid wins 7th annual BOA Short Fiction Prize

We are pleased to announce that Molly Reid is the winner of the seventh annual BOA Short Fiction Prize for her collection The Rapture Index: A Suburban Bestiary! Reid will receive a $1,000 honorarium and book publication by BOA Editions, Ltd. within the American Reader Series in spring 2019.Of the collection, BOA Publisher Peter Conners says: “The ingredients for Molly Reid’s The Rapture Index: A Suburban Bestiary: whimsy, spiked with darkness, splashed with mystery, and served in a brilliant chalice of literary cut crystal. The glass breaks, the liquid spills out, and we stand in awe of the shimmering (and dangerous) shards...

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Minimalism in Poetry and Music Event

On Friday, June 16, BOA will collaborate with Deborah Ronnen Fine Art and DJ Father Time for "Minimalism in Poetry and Music," a special event that is part of a larger pop-up art exhibit entitled Minimal Mostly.Starting at 7:00pm, the event will feature minimalist artwork by renowned artists all over the world, accompanied by music and stripped-down poems for community members to read. For the complete event details and a full list of event readers, click here.We thought we'd feature some minimalist poems and art pieces in the days leading up to the event. Below are some pieces that will be featured that evening....

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A NewPages review of Craig Morgan Teicher's The Trembling Answers is calling the book "art that transcends the political and economic stirrings of our day."Reviewer Kimberly Ann Priest says, "While most of the nation is wrangling over politics, some poets, like Craig Morgan Teicher, are reminding us of our human fragility in this pandemonium of voices. Poets like Teicher are forced by circumstance to cultivate a stillness of spirit for fear of inhaling or exhaling too carelessly and thereby breaking the already frayed cord of life struggling to hold itself together—that frayed cord being the speaker’s son so consciously observed...

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CHEN CHEN makes Boston Review's 'Summer Poetry Reading' list

Chen Chen's A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize-winning collection When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities is on Boston Review's newly released list of "Summer Poetry Reading."In this ferocious and tender debut, Chen Chen investigates inherited forms of love and family—the strained relationship between a mother and son, the cost of necessary goodbyes—all from Asian American, immigrant, and queer perspectives. Holding all accountable, this collection fully embraces the loss, grief, and abundant joy that come with charting one’s own path in identity, life, and love.According to Calista McRae, "This rangy book makes room for the...

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