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Poets & Writers features debut poet Keetje Kuipers

The January/February issue of Poets & Writers magazine features their 6th annual "Debut Poets" feature. This section spotlights poets who have published their first collection in the previous year. We're thrilled that BOA's own Keetje Kuipers has been profiled for the feature for her A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize-winning book, Beautiful in the Mouth! Along with some fun "stats" (Time Spent Writing the Book: Four Years) Keetje provides some insights into her writing process: “I try to push the poem as far as I can before I pull the car over or borrow a pen from a corner bodega—I’ve inhaled as much of the imagery around me as possible before setting it down on paper, and meanwhile I’ve cut what I have floating around in my head down to just the best of what I’ve already been able to memorize. I feel like the poem has already gone through several drafts before it hits the page.”  Congrats on this great recongition, Keetje! [caption id="attachment_878" align="alignleft" width="480" caption="Keetje Kuipers. BOA poet. "]Keetje Kuipers. BOA poet. [/caption]

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