The 2013 AWP Conference and Bookfair is less than one week away, and BOA is so excited to be there, again. During this year's conference, we are honored to be celebrating the legacy of Lucille Clifton with our Saturday panel “Come Celebrate with Us: The Multiple Legacies of Lucille Clifton,” and hope that you can join us for this wonderful tribute. Also taking place will be BOA author signings at the BOA tables (i21, i22, and i23) with Douglas Watson (The Era of Not Quite), Hugh Martin (The Stick Soldiers), Lucille Clifton's daughters (The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965-2010), Tony Leuzzi (Passwords Primeval: 20 American Poets in Their Own Words), Bruce Beasley (Theophobia), and Craig Morgan Teicher (To Keep Love Blurry), among others. Advanced copies of our forthcoming Spring 2013 releases will be available for sale: The Winged Seed: A Remembrance by Li-Young Lee (April 2013); The Stick Soldiers by Hugh Martin (April 2013); Refuge by Adrie Kusserow (May 2013); The Era of Not Quite by Douglas Watson (May 2013); and Light and Heavy Things by Zeeshan Sahil, translated by Christopher Kennedy, Faisal Siddiqui, and Mi Ditmar (June 2013). Be some of the first to hold these copies in your hands! Our panel, “Come Celebrate with Us: The Multiple Legacies of Lucille Clifton,” will honor the poetic legacy of Lucille Clifton (National Book Award, Robert Frost Medal, Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize) and BOA's 2012 publication of The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965-2010. Distinguished poets, friends, and colleagues Kevin Young, Michael S. Glaser, Cornelius Eady, and Sonia Sanchez will join Publisher Peter Conners to discuss Clifton’s impact as a poet, teacher, mentor, and guiding spirit. Attendees will be encouraged to share their Lucille Clifton stories at the end of the panel discussion. The panel will take place on Saturday, March 9, at 4:30 p.m. in Room 210, Level 2 of the Hynes Convention Center & Sheraton Hotel in Boston. AWP is the largest literary conference in the nation. More than 11,000 writers and readers will attend the 2013 conference, with more than 600 events, 1,900 presenters, and 700 bookfair exhibitors. See the full list of accepted events here. For registration rates and details, visit the 2013 AWP Conference website. Stop by our tables (i21, i22, and i23) to say hello! We'll see you in Boston.
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