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BOA to receive $25,000 Grant from The Literary Arts Emergency Fund

Rochester, NY - BOA is honored to announce that The Literary Arts Emergency Fund, supported by the Mellon Foundation, has generously awarded the press a $25,000 grant in support of the publication and promotion of new books of poetry. BOA is among 313 nonprofit literary arts organizations and publishers across the United States that will receive distributions from a pool of $4,300,000 in funding in response to continued financial losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

BOA Executive Director and Publisher Peter Conners said, “We are grateful to the Literary Arts Emergency Fund for their generous grant to BOA Editions and thankful for all the other literary organizations they are supporting too.”

The Literary Arts Emergency Fund is managed by the Academy of American Poets, Community of Literary Magazines and Presses, and National Book Foundation, in order to provide grants to organizations that promote poets and/or poetry, publishers of literary magazines and presses, literary or writers’ centers, book festivals, Writers in the Schools programs, literary presenting organizations, and other literary organizations. For more information on projects supported by the Literary Arts Emergency Fund, read the press release from CLMP. 

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 350 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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