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Story366 gives REMARKABLE glowing review

Continuing in the spotlight, Dinah Cox's book Remarkable recently received a glowing review from Michael Czyzniejewski at Story366. The fiction collection is the most recently published BOA Short Fiction Prize winner. According to the review, "BOA, of course, was known for poetry for a lot of years, but since BOA is cool and fiction is cool . . . it was only a matter of time before they came around and started publishing fiction and sponsoring a rad contest."Discussing the book's title story, Czyzniejewski notes how Cox juggles numerous plot points early on: "I love that, how many variables are...

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Publishers Weekly calls REMARKABLE 'daring and confidently written'

Publishers Weekly is calling Dinah Cox's debut fiction collection Remarkable "daring and confidently written" in a new review. Winner of the BOA Short Fiction Prize, Cox gives us stories that are "sharp and surprising, venturing fearlessly into unexpected territory."Set within the resilient Great Plains, these award-winning stories are marked by the region’s people and landscape, and the distinctive way it is both regressive in its politics yet also stumbling toward something better.According to the review, "The stories neither revere nor despise their Oklahoma setting, even as many of Cox's delightfully odd characters feel stuck there and dream of someday getting out.""Some...

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Christopher Kennedy featured on Line Podcast

In a new episode for Line Podcast, Jenny Chen speaks with BOA poet Christopher Kennedy about his poetry: how his poems begin and end, how he makes the leap to imaginative and surrealist themes in his poems, and how he incorporates rhythm in his poems.Chen and Kennedy discuss the differences between prose poetry and other types of poems, and early on in the podcast, Kennedy gives us a flavor of his work by reading his poem "Historical."Below is a list of timestamp highlights from the podcast:1:34 - Chris reads his poem “Historical.”4:50 - Chris talks about how the poem “Ghosts in the...

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BOA Benefit Birthday Bash

You're invited to join us on Sunday, September 25, as we celebrate 40 years of BOA with a Benefit Birthday Bash at Good Luck Restaurant! Open to the public, the party will feature an art discussion and poetry reading by award-winning author Janice N. Harrington, whose new book, Primitive: The Art and Life of Horace H. Pippin, will be released by BOA in October 2016.A departure from our annual Dine & Rhyme benefit—a higher-ticket event that features a more formal program each fall—the “birthday bash” benefit will be a relaxed and lively celebration, complete with poetry and birthday cake. In an effort...

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Erika Meitner discusses writing on Commonplace Podcast

In a special two-part episode for the Commonplace Podcast, host Rachel Zucker speaks with BOA poet Erika Meitner (Copia, 2014) about "her circuitous route to becoming a poet, her early influences (especially the work of Mark Doty), her conversational diction and increasingly straight-forward poetics, [and] her experience of reporting in verse while in Cleveland during the Republican National Convention."According to Commonplace, Meitner "explains that much of her work arises from a commitment to writing accurately and respectfully about the small town in which she lives, and the challenges of writing as an engaged member of her community while being an...

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