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BOA Editions Receives 2024 Amazon Literary Partnership Poetry Fund Grant


Rochester, NY – June 26, 2024 – BOA Editions, Ltd. is thrilled to announce that it has been selected as a recipient of the 2024 Amazon Literary Partnership Poetry Fund grant. This prestigious grant will support BOA Editions’ ongoing efforts to foster readership and appreciation of contemporary literature through our Blessing the Boats Selections initiative. This grant funding will help us continue publishing exemplary works of poetry by women of color, diversifying the contemporary literary landscape.

Benjamin Thompson, Director of Development & Publicity at BOA Editions, commented, “We are honored to be a part of this remarkable group of literary organizations supported by the Amazon Literary Partnership. This grant will enable us to continue our mission of publishing high-quality literature and supporting diverse voices in the literary community.”

Ricardo Maldonado, executive director of the Academy of American Poets, said, “We’re grateful for the opportunity to continue championing the vital work of poetry organizations and presses in partnership with the Amazon Literary Partnership, uplifting underrepresented writers and communities of readers all over the nation through the Poetry Fund."

Since 2009, Amazon Literary Partnership has provided more than $17 million in funding to local, regional, and national organizations across the country that empower writers to create, publish, learn, teach, experiment, and thrive in order to reach their audiences. This year, we are honored to provide nearly $1 million in funding to 93 literary organizations across the country that support and champion writers.

For more information about the Amazon Literary Partnership and the full list of grant recipients, please visit or

About BOA Editions:

BOA Editions is a not-for-profit publisher based in Rochester, New York. Founded in 1976 by poet and translator A. Poulin, Jr., BOA Editions has become one of the nation’s most respected independent publishers of poetry and literary fiction. Our mission is to bring high-quality literature to the public, supporting both new voices and established authors.



Benjamin Thompson, Director of Development & Publicity
BOA Editions, Ltd. 

250 North Goodman Street, Suite 306, Rochester, NY 14607| 860-716-6248

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