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Peter Conners Named Publisher of BOA Editions

[caption id="attachment_1028" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Peter Conners"]Peter Conners[/caption] Peter Conners has been promoted to Publisher of BOA Editions, Ltd.  His previous title was Editor/Marketing Director. Conners has worked at BOA Editions since 2003. He began his career as Marketing Director and was then promoted to Associate Editor before being named Editor in 2008. He has continued to direct BOA’s marketing throughout his seven years at the non-profit publishing house. Board Chair Bernadette Catalana says, “The Board of Directors voted unanimously to promote Peter to the Publisher position. He has exhibited outstanding leadership skills throughout his career at BOA and we place our confidence in him to guide the press into the future.” Conners says, “BOA Editions is one of America’s true artistic treasures. I am proud of our distinguished 34-year history and eager to see BOA flourish for many decades to come. I see my role as steward of an enduring tradition of great literary publishing.”  In addition to his role at BOA, Peter Conners is a published author. His own books include the memoir Growing Up Dead (Da Capo Press, 2009), the novella Emily Ate the Wind (Marick Press, 2007), and the poetry collection, Of Whiskey & Winter (White Pine Press, 2008). His upcoming biography White Hand Society: The Psychedelic Partnership of Timothy Leary & Allen Ginsberg will be published by City Lights in November 2010, and his next poetry collection, The Crows Were Laughing in their Trees, will be published by White Pine Press in spring 2011. BOA Editions, Ltd., the Rochester-based Pulitzer-Prize- and National-Book-Award-winning publishing house, received a 2001 New York State Governor’s Arts Award for overall artistic excellence. Now in its 34th year, BOA has published more than 230 books of American poetry, poetry in translation, fiction, and other literature.

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  • This is very good news! Belated Congratulations, Peter.

    Barbara Jane Reyes on

  • Congratulations, Peter, and blessings to you in your new position.

    Christina Wos Donnelly on

  • I just wanted to congratulate BOA Editions for an excellent decision. I don’t know Peter personally, but I am very familiar with his work and I know that he could only be an asset to your company. Not only do I look forward to Peter’s future work, but also anything that he would consider worthy for publishing.

    Congratulations to all involved!

    chad parker on

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