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Happy New Year!

As we approach 2022, it’s easy to want to leave 2021 behind. While this past year definitely had its challenges, our team at BOA is proud to step back and recognize all of the amazing things accomplished in 2021, including celebrating our 45th anniversary of publishing vital new voices in poetry and short fiction! In the last year, BOA published eleven incredible titles, including: Welcome to Sonnetville, New Jersey by Craig Morgan Teicher  I Am Not Trying to Hide My Hungers from the World by Kendra DeColo  How to be Better by Being Worse by Justin Jannise  The Naomi Letters...

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Guest Blog: Poet Kendra DeColo on The Making of an Audiobook

We're excited to release BOA's first audiobook this spring! Poet Kendra DeColo had the opportunity to reflect on her experience recording the audiobook for her new collection I Am Not Trying to Hide My Hungers from the World—new from BOA in print, as an ebook, and as our first ever audiobook in April 2021! The Making of an Audiobook Before audiobooks were popular, my grandmother would sit at her desk and read The New York Times into a recording device each week for the visually impaired. It was something she did post-retirement from her career in politics (where she helped craft legislation preceding...

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