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Watch FuturPointe Dance Perform Li-Young Lee

Let it be known that on Friday, December 3rd, FuturPointe Dance came to BOA's holiday gala and rocked the house. See for yourself! This is a video of the dance they choreographed as an interpretation of the poem"The City in Which I Love You" by Li-Young Lee. Keep in mind, they're performing in a small hallway outside the BOA office and basically no one watching even knew this was about to happen. Talk about a nice surprise! The featured dancers are: N'jelle Gage, William Knighten, Melinda Phillips, Heather Roffe, and Guy Thorne. The art projection you see in the background was done by Guy Thorne...

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Naomi Shihab Nye reads "Alive"

[caption id="attachment_369" align="aligncenter" width="150" caption="Naomi Shihab Nye. BOA Poet."][/caption] We're thrilled to announce that BOA will publish Naomi Shihab Nye's new poetry collection, Transfer, in September 2011! Naomi is a long-time BOA author and a bona fide American  poetry treasure. If you ever get the chance to hear her read... take it. We guarantee that her voice and presence will stay with you for many, many moons afterwards. Here's a little taste of what we're talking about. The Academy of American Poets just posted a clip of Naomi reading the poem "Alive" from the Transfer collection. Enjoy! [Naomi Shihab Nye reads "Alive"]

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Poem Told in the Time of a Falling Leaf

In this longer clip, Sean Thomas Dougherty gracefully reads a poem full of fall colors, while the ABC quartet plays low, autumnal tones behind him. [Click here to watch video. . .]

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Interview with Anne Germanacos

BOA poet, Anne Germanacos talks with Michael Krasny from KQED radio on the Forum. They discuss many things literary including her latest collection In The Time Of Girls. Her work has appeared in over 60 literary reviews and anthologies. Germanacos shares stories about her time studying in Greece , where she eventually met her husband. She reads a story out of the new book titled "Twenty-nine Stones for You to Hold" and "Until We Go To Sleep."  Michael Krasny is extremely taken by the prose, calling it musical and poetic in nature; it is human: filled with pain, frustration and...

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Embraceable You (Parts 1 and 2)

Sean Thomas Dougherty reads a poem inspired by and named after the old jazz standard, "Embraceable You," [click here to view video] from his book Broken Hallelujahs published by BOA Editions, Ltd. in 2007. The ABC Quartet follows the reading with a beautiful, instrumental version of the song. [Click here to watch the band play. . .]

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