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A note from BOA's Development Director Melissa Hall

[caption id="attachment_381" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Melissa Hall. BOA Development Director."]Melissa Hall. BOA Development Director.[/caption] Thank you to all who have contributed to our annual campaign so far. To date we have received over $28,500 in donations. We’re on our way to our goal of $40,000 but not quite there yet. As book sales only fund 40% of our annual budget, the annual campaign is an extremely important source of funding for us. As a not-for profit independent literary publisher, we depend on you to help us continue our mission of fostering readers and bringing high quality literature to the public. And high quality literature it is! Last year the BOA Editions/Lannan Translations Series book Mihyar of Damascus: His Songs by Adonis won the Modern Language Association’s Lois Roth award for a translation of a Literary Work, and two BOA titles were nominated for the 2010 Poets Prize: Karen Volkman’s Nomina, and Dan Albergotti’s The Boatloads. 2010 is shaping up to be another stellar year for BOA with books slated for release from Peter Makuck, Keetje Kuipers (the winner of the A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize) Wyn Cooper, Craig Morgan Teicher, Barbara Jane Reyes, Jeanne Marie Beaumont, Anne Germanacos and Sean Thomas Dougherty. With a gift of $125.00 you can choose to be listed on the colophon page of one 2010 BOA title and receive a copy of the book when it is released. Please consider contributing to our campaign, and help ensure that BOA books reach and inspire current and future poetry lovers and readers.
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