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Kudos for translator Idra Novey

In 2007, BOA Editions published The Clean Shirt of It through our Lannan Translation Selections Series. The Clean Shirt of It is the first English translation of a full-length poetry title by acclaimed Brazilian poet Paulo Henriques Britto. The book was masterfully translated by Idra Novey who also wrote an Introduction to the collection. American Poet had this to say about the collection: "Britto is deeply aware of and involved in the poetics and politics of his country but, as is expressed through his poetry, lives in the shifting, indefinable cultural space that often produces the most felt and honest...

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Cecilia Woloch on a roll with Carpathia

Cecilia Woloch joined the BOA family in 2003 with her first book, Late. Anyone who has seen Cecilia read or taken one of her many writing workshops, knows what an adventurous poetic spirit she possesses. That spirit permeates every page of her just-released poetry collection, Carpathia. Here are some recent kudos for Carpathia. On the blog Writing the Polish Diaspora, we read, "Cecilia's poems are like those stories. They takes you by the hand and ask you to rest and breathe and listen to the songs in the wind, the voices from the past and the voices from faraway telling...

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"Ultimately, we each do what we can to survive while waiting for the next poem."

How does a poet survive? These and other issues are addressed in this compelling Connotation Press interview with BOA poet Richard Foerster: [Connotation Press Interview with Richard Foerster] Richard Foerster was born in 1949 in the Bronx, New York, where he was educated by Dominican nuns and Jesuits. He is the author of six poetry collections: Sudden Harbor (1992) and Patterns of Descent (1993), published by Orchises Press; Trillium (1998), Double Going (2002, which was named a 2002 Notable Book by the National Book Critics Circle), and The Burning of Troy (2006, which received the 2007 Maine Literary Award for...

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CalArts Appoints BOA Poet Matthew Shenoda to New Diversity Position

Poet Matthew Shenoda has been named the first Assistant Provost for Equity and Diversity at California Institute of the Arts. The newly created position is part of an institute-wide initiative to promote intercultural awareness and develop support mechanisms for students from varying ethnic backgrounds. “We are delighted to welcome Matthew as the first to hold this position,” CalArts provost Nancy Uscher said in a press release. “He is a distinguished poet and scholar with extensive teaching experience and a serious commitment to developing and enriching diverse academic and artistic settings. As an artist, he has a natural feel for broadening...

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