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BOA Editions approved for $20,000 in support from the NEA Grants for Arts Projects


Rochester, NY—BOA Editions, Ltd. is pleased to announce it has been approved by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to receive a Grants for Arts Projects award of $20,000. This grant will support the publication and promotion of eight new books of contemporary poetry. This grant is one of 1,251 Grants for Arts Projects awards totaling nearly $28.8 million that were announced by the NEA as part of its first round of fiscal year 2023 grants.

“The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support arts projects in communities nationwide,” said NEA Chair Maria Rosario Jackson, PhD. “Projects such as this one with BOA Editions strengthen arts and cultural ecosystems, provide equitable opportunities for arts participation and practice, and contribute to the health of our communities and our economy.”

BOA Executive Director and Publisher Peter Conners said, “BOA is thrilled and grateful to receive the support of the NEA – an institution that is vital to preserving and forwarding the arts across America.”

BOA will use this grant to support the publication and promotion of eight new books of contemporary poetry. Planned books include print and electronic editions by Alicia Mountain, Margaret Ray, Mahtem Shiferraw, Jeannine Hall Gailey, Subhaga Crystal Bacon, Sean Thomas Dougherty, India Lena Gonzaléz, and Willie Lin. These titles will be promoted to a wide and diverse audience through readings and other literary events across the country, print and online advertising, and social media outreach.

The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency that funds, promotes, and strengthens the creative capacity of our communities by providing all Americans with diverse opportunities for arts participation. For more information on this National Endowment for the Arts grant announcement, read their press release on the NEA website.

BOA Editions, Ltd. is a nationally acclaimed not-for-profit independent publisher of contemporary poetry and literary fiction. Founded in 1976 by A. Poulin, Jr., BOA has released more than 300 titles, including more than two dozen books of poetry-in-translation. Many BOA titles and authors have been recognized with literary awards, including the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. For more information about BOA Editions, visit BOA's website at

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