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Faces in the Food Lion Parking Lot: An Interview with Erika Meitner

Erika Meitner is the author of Useful Junk, which was published by BOA Editions on April 5, 2022, as well as the BOA collections Holy Moly Carry Me (2018) and Copia (2014). In her newest collection, Meitner takes up the question of desire and intimacy, exploring memory, passion, and the various ways the body sees and is seen. Learn more about Erika and her work through this exclusive self-interview! When did you start writing this book? This book began in the Food Lion parking lot one night in late 2016 when I was sitting in my car, and noticed how many people around me were also sitting in their...

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A Review Round-up for Fall 2021

In case you've missed them, BOA is delighted to share these reviews of our Fall 2021, plus a few previews from Spring 2022 authors. Read on, and don't forget to stop by the BOA bookstore to get these titles for 25% off, now through Dec. 13! Ceive by BK Fischer (2021) “Review: Ceive,” Harriet Books, Poetry Foundation From the review: “Fischer’s postapocalyptic universe offers a terrifying glimpse into a future in which the world and the words we use to describe it are all in ruins.” Among Elms, In Ambush by Bruce Weigl  “Nance Van Winckel reads “The Man In the Chair”...

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Exploring the Backlist: Jan-Henry Gray's DOCUMENTS

Hi readers! Join our summer interns as they peruse over 40 years of our publication history and share their passion for some of their favorite titles from BOA Editions. In this post, Em D. looks at the book Documents by Jan-Henry Gray.  "Across Legal Records and Remembered Recollections" Jan-Henry Gray’s Documents, a recent publication from 2019, explores what it means to be undocumented in America. Jan-Henry himself immigrated to the United States with his parents from the Philippines when he was six, and later learned of his legal status when he was a minor. As a working class family, obtaining legal immigration status is like an impossible...

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Won’t You Celebrate with Us?

June is a prodigious month to celebrate Lucille Clifton’s life and work. Born on this day, June 27, in 1936, her singular poetry spans over fifty years. Clifton’s posthumous collection, How To Carry Water: Selected Poems Of Lucille Clifton, edited by Aracelis Girmay (BOA, 2020) releases in paperback this Fall 2021. Lucille Clifton’s many accolades and awards include the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, the Frost Medal, and an Emmy Award. BOA Editions published nine books by Lucille Clifton, including Quilting, Mercy, Voices, and the following extraordinary collections. Blessing The Boats won the National Book Award for Poetry in 2000. Next:...

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February Review Roundup

BOA Editions is proud to present nine reviews of forthcoming releases and recent backlist titles released in the month of February. Read the reviews linked below for a sneak peek into some of our upcoming and recently published books!

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