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Matthew Shenoda will judge the 23rd Annual A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize

  Rochester, N.Y. — We are thrilled to announce that acclaimed poet Matthew Shenoda will judge the 23rd annual A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize, which will open for submissions on August 1! Matthew Shenoda is a writer, professor, and author and editor of several books. His poems and essays have appeared in a variety of newspapers, journals, radio programs and anthologies. His debut collection of poems, Somewhere Else (Coffee House Press), was named one of 2005's debut books of the year by Poets & Writers Magazine and was winner of a 2006 American Book Award. He is also the author of Seasons of Lotus,...

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Matthew Gellman wins the 22nd Annual A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize

Rochester, NY—BOA Editions, Ltd. is pleased to announce that Matthew Gellman of Brooklyn, NY is the winner of the 22nd annual A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. His winning manuscript, Beforelight, was selected by celebrated poet and writer Tina Chang from a pool of 800 original submissions. Beforelight will be published by BOA Editions in April 2024 as part of the New Poets of America Series with a foreword by Tina Chang. Gellman will also receive a $1,000 honorarium.  "I am in awe of the talent and vision of this year's poetry submissions. I am honored to select Matt Gellman's Beforelight as the winner of...

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Tina Chang will judge the 22nd Annual Poulin Prize

Rochester, N.Y. — We are thrilled to announce that acclaimed poet Tina Chang will judge the 22nd annual A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize, which will open for submissions on August 1! Tina Chang, Brooklyn Poet Laureate, is the author of Half-Lit Houses (2004), Of Gods & Strangers (2011), and most recently Hybrida (2019) which was named A Most Anticipated Book of 2019 by NPR, Lit Hub, The Millions, Oprah magazine, Publisher’s Weekly, and was named a New York Times Book Review New & Noteworthy collection. She is also the co-editor of the W.W. Norton anthology Language for a New Century:...

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Margaret Ray wins the 21st Annual A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize

Rochester, NY—BOA Editions, Ltd. is pleased to announce that Margaret Ray of Lawrenceville, NJ is the winner of the 21st annual A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. Her winning manuscript, Good Grief, the Ground, was selected by celebrated poet and writer Stephanie Burt from a pool of more than X original submissions. Good Grief, the Ground will be published by BOA Editions in April 2023 as part of the New Poets of America Series with a foreword by Stephanie Burt. Ray will also receive a $1,000 honorarium.  "It's hard to stay present in this world: to stay not only alive but alert—to the Florida thunder,...

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Matt Morton Wins Philosophical Society of Texas Book Prize for Poetry

Rochester, N.Y. — The Philosophical Society of Texas announced Monday, February 7, 2022 that Matt Morton’s Improvisation Without Accompaniment (BOA Editions, 2020) is the winner for the annual Philosophical Society of Texas Book Prize in Poetry. The prize, consisting of a $2,500 purse, honors a book of poetry that must either be about Texas or have been written by an author who has resided in or who was born within the boundaries of the Republic of Texas as claimed in 1836. Selected by Patricia Smith as winner of the 2018 A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize, Matt Morton’s debut poetry collection...

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