As the 10th annual A. Poulin, Jr. contest comes to a close, we are preparing for the next. BOA Editions is excited to announce that the judge for the 11th annual A. Poulin, Jr. contest will be Cornelius Eady! Cornelius Eady was born in Rochester, NY. He along with Toi Derricote co-founded Cave Canem, a cultural institution whose importance can hardly be understated. Cave Canem is a non-profit organization that serves black poets of diverse backgrounds and has been an essential part of the literary landscape. Cornelius Eady is the recipient of the Prairie Schooner Strousse Award, a Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Award, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Rockefeller Foundation. His books have also been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. You can read more about Cornelius Eady and his accomplishments here. BOA Editions begins reading submissions for the 11th A. Poulin, Jr. Contest in August. More information can be found in the guidelines. Good Luck! [caption id="attachment_756" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Barbara Jane Reyes. BOA poet. "][/caption] In other exciting news, Barbara Jane Reyes's Diwata is a finalist for the NCIBA Book of the Year award. This award is voted upon by members of the NCIBA, a trade organization dedicated to supporting, nurturing and promoting independent retail bookselling in California. We are thrilled to see Diwata receiving recognition from an organization that helps support the literary communities of California. You can find a copy of the ballot on the NCIBA website.