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BOA Editions to Receive $30,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in 2021

Rochester, NY—BOA Editions, Ltd. has been approved for a $30,000 Grants for Arts Projects award to support the publication and promotion of new books of poetry in 2021. BOA’s project is among 1,073 projects across America totaling nearly $25 million that were selected during this first round of fiscal year 2021 funding in the Grants for Arts Projects funding category.

“The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support this project from BOA Editions,” said Arts Endowment Acting Chairman Ann Eilers. “BOA Editions is among the arts organizations across the country that have demonstrated creativity, excellence, and resilience during this very challenging year.”

Peter Conners, Executive Director and Publisher of BOA Editions, says, “We are incredibly happy to have the support of the NEA as we bring vital voices to a world of readers. Thank you to everyone at the NEA, including the judges who made the hard, well-informed decisions about where to allocate funds. Special thanks to all the American citizens who believe that supporting the arts is a valuable use of your tax dollars!”

BOA Editions will use this grant to support the publication and promotion of seven new books of contemporary poetry. Planned books include print and electronic editions of Welcome to Sonnetville, New Jersey by Craig Morgan Teicher; How to be Better by Being Worse by Justin Jannise; I Am Not Trying to Hide My Hungers from the World by Kendra DeColo; The Naomi Letters by Rachel Mennies; Tenderness by Derrick Austin; Diamonds by Camille Guthrie; and Among Elms, in Ambush by Bruce Weigl.

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 projects included in the Arts Endowment grant announcement, visit

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. to provide a publishing venue for both new and established poets, 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

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