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Listen Up! (The Poetry Foundation on W. D. Snodgrass)

To our readers, an apology-- BOA has been giving you so many good reads lately, your eyes are probably exhausted. To make amends, we offer this great audio discussion from the Poetry Foundation on the late W. D. Snodgrass! The discussion, titled "People Don't Read This Way Anymore," explores the late, great W.D. Snodgrass's formalism, dark humor, and passionate reading style. It is part of the Poetry Off the Shelf series, in which Producer Curtis Fox and Ernest Hilbert examine the world of contemporary American poetry with readings by poets, interviews with critics, and short poetry documentaries. So go ahead-...

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Listen to John Gallaher from his book!

Now's your chance to hear John Gallaher read from his book, co-authored with G. C. Waldrep, Your Father on the Train of Ghosts (BOA, 2011)! Gallaher recently appeared as a guest on the radio show "Out of Our Minds" on KKUP 91.5 FM, Cupertino. The show is a weekly, hour-long program dedicated to poetry and hosted by poet J. P. Dancing Bear, author of five books of poems, six chapbooks, and more than 1000 individual poems. Gallaher's interview is now available as a podcast on the "Out of Our Minds" blog. Check out his reading and interview, and pick up...

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The Poetry of BOA Featured on WXXI Radio all April!

For National Poetry Month, BOA is excited to be partnering with Rochester's local public radio station WXXI who will be airing a segment called Poetry Minutes for the week of April 10-16. The segment will feature BOA poems by Lucille Clifton, Li-Young Lee, Naomi Shihab Nye, Cecilia Woloch, Michael Waters, Keetje Kuipers, and Christopher Kennedy! The readings will be broadcast at 6:59 p.m. on Classical 91.5, 90.3 and 91.5 HD, and at 7:29 p.m. on AM 1370 and FM 91.5-2, or you can also listen to them on the WXXI site here: [WXXI POETRY MINUTES]

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Persistence and Politeness: Craig Morgan Teicher reads "The Virtues of Birds"

At the recent AWP conference in Washington D.C., PBS NewsHour was generous enough to film writers reading their work. This week the PBS NewsHour features BOA's very own Craig Morgan Teicher. Here is Craig reading "The Virtues of Birds" from Cradle Book. Watch the full episode. See more PBS NewsHour. You can also read the text here

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Amazing Video Trailer for "Your Father on the Train of Ghosts"

Here at BOA, we know our authors are great writers. That's why they're BOA authors! But it's always thrilling to learn about their hidden talents as well. For instance, John Gallaher has been creating a series of videos inspired  by his new poetry collection, co-authored with G.C. Waldrep, Your Father on the Train of Ghosts. Not only do the videos provide added insight into the poems... they're also just very, very cool videos in their own right. Now he's topped himself by creating a full-blown short film (about 14 minutes) the combines all the short clips into one compelling piece. John Gallaher, Filmmaker....

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