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BOA in the News

There's too much news to focus on just one thing, so here's a tasty BOA news sampler to fill your tummy until Monday... Keetje Kuipers' Beautiful in the Mouth made the Poetry Foundation's Contemporary Poetry Best Sellers List for the week of Sept. 5-12! Along with making the list, Harriet (the blog of the Poetry Foundation) had this to say about it: "Beautiful in the Mouth by Keetje Kuipers makes its first appearance on the contemporary best seller list this week at number 7. That is a remarkable debut for a first book by a young poet—up there in the top ten with Mary Oliver and Billy Collins—and readers may wonder if it has something to do with the fact that Beautiful in the Mouth is one of the few contemporary poetry titles available in the iBookstore and on the Kindle. According to Publishers Weekly, BOA, the book’s publisher, has begun using the distribution company Consortium’s e-book services to make its titles available for electronic readers. Although perhaps Kuipers success has less to do with technology and more to do with, as The Rumpus put it, her 'pitch-perfect poems about topics that are expected in a poetry collection, but that are crafted so well that they transcend cliché to flower into these plainly beautiful chunks of text.' Or maybe it’s just a great title." Anne Germanacos' debut story collection, In the Time of the Girls, got some great praise from Publisher's Weekly including comments like, "The beauty of this unconventional collection is in its details: each moment offers a glimpse at a larger story while giving the reader intimate, wry, and acute details about the narrator or her surrounding characters.  This makes for a light and lively reading experience...." Read the full review here [PW Review of In the Time of the Girls] Jeannie Marie Beaumont was interviewed about her new collection Burning of the Three Fires on the Moe Green Poetry Discussion show on Blogtalk Radio. Listen to Jeanne discuss the collection and read some samples from the book here: [Jeanne Marie Beaumont on the Moe Green Poetry Discussion] BOA STACKED LOGO


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