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City of Rochester to Proclaim April 20th as “BOA Editions Day”

The City of Rochester is honoring BOA Editions, Ltd.—one of the nation’s leading independent publishers of poetry and literary fiction—by proclaiming April 20, 2018 as “BOA Editions Day.” The mayoral proclamation will be issued during a poetry celebration at the City Hall Atrium featuring a reading by award-winning poet Chen Chen. The celebration, which takes place during National Poetry Month, will be held on April 20th at 6:00 PM. The event is free and open to the public. BOA Publisher Peter Conners says: “Having Mayor Warren proclaim BOA Editions Day is such wonderful recognition of our contributions to Rochester’s cultural...

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BOA at AWP 2018

Come see BOA at the 2018 AWP Conference in Tampa, FL!

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Poem of the Week: November 13, 2017

This week's poem is "Drying Apples" from Janice N. Harrington's Poulin Prize-winning collection Even the Hollow My Body Made Is Gone. The poem harkens back to the rural South shortly before the Civil Rights Era as an unnamed black woman labors to preserve the autumn harvest for her family.

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Naomi Shihab Nye in Finland for Runokuu (Poetry Moon) Festival

Image courtesy of jackrichardsmith.com Naomi Shihab Nye is in Helsinki, Finland this week for the eighth annual Runokuu (Poetry Moon) Festival (August 23-29), Helsinki's only literature festival. With Runokuu calling her an "an awarded Palestinian-American poet whose poetry radiates warmth, humanity and humor," Nye will perform a reading on August 26 during the festival's "Night of the Living Poets" event. The "relationship between word and image" is the emphasis of this year's Runokuu, where there will be more than thirty events including a session on "rime bic" [rhyme and beat], and "Exhibition Alive," a literary tour that connects poets to...

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