Rochester, NY - BOA Editions, Ltd. has been approved for a $45,000 Grants for Arts Projects award to support the publication and promotion of seven new books of contemporary poetry. In total, the NEA will award 958 Grants for Arts Projects awards totaling more than $27.1 million that were announced as part of its first round of fiscal year 2024 grants.
“The NEA is delighted to announce this grant to BOA Editions, Ltd., which is helping contribute to the strength and well-being of the arts sector and local community,” said National Endowment for the Arts Chair Maria Rosario Jackson, PhD. “We are pleased to be able to support this community and help create an environment where all people have the opportunity to live artful lives.”
Peter Conners, BOA’s Executive Director and Publisher, says, “We greatly appreciate this vote of confidence from the NEA committee in support of BOA’s forthcoming publications. We are incredibly proud of our books and authors and this NEA support will go a long way in helping us share them with the world.”
This grant will support titles by Sheila Carter-Jones, Geffrey Davis, Matthew Gellman, Christopher Kennedy, Rebecca Lindenberg, Yaccaira Salvatierra, and Lynne Thompson. 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 boaeditions.org/about.