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Cenzontle wins NCIBA Golden Poppy Book Award for Poetry

Rochester, N.Y. — BOA Editions is proud to announce that Cenzontle by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo has won the 2018 Golden Poppy Book Award for Poetry. The Northern California Independent Booksellers Association (NCIBA) announced the winners of the 2018 Golden Poppy Awards at an awards ceremony on Sunday, March 24, 2019. The NCIBA members praised Castillo’s poems in Cenzontle as “Unexpectedly deep for poems that on the surface look spacious and airy.” Cenzontle is Castillo’s debut poetry collection. The collection presents a nuanced narrative of life before, during, and after crossing the US/Mexico border through poems that explore the emotional fallout of immigration, the anxieties of living in a queer brown...

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Cenzontle a finalist for three literary awards

The praise keeps rolling in for Marcelo Hernandez Castillo's debut collection! We are proud to announce that Cenzontle has been selected as a finalist for the 2018 Foreword INDIES Award for Poetry, the Publishing Triangle's Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry, and the inaugural Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual Poetry. Marcelo Hernandez Castillo's Cenzontle was selected by Brenda Shaughnessey as the winner of the 16th annual A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. This NPR Best Book of 2018 won the GLCA New Writers Award and is a finalist for the NCIBA Golden Poppy Award for Poetry, among other literary awards. Marcelo Hernandez Castillo was born in Mexico and immigrated to the...

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The Science of Lost Futures a finalist for Association for Mormon Letters Award

Rochester, N.Y. — BOA Editions is excited to announce that The Science of Lost Futures by Ryan Habermeyer is a finalist for the 2019 Association for Mormon Letters Award in the Short Fiction Collection category. The Association for Mormon Letters announced the finalists in the Novel, Short Fiction Collection, and Short Fiction categories on their website yesterday, February 11, 2019. The winners of the 2019 Association for Mormon Letters Awards will be announced and presented on March 30 at the AML Conference, held in Berkeley, California. The Science of Lost Futures is a prize-winning collection full of quirky humor and intelligent absurdity....

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Cenzontle named a finalist for the NCIBA Golden Poppy Book Award for Poetry

Rochester, N.Y. — BOA Editions is proud to announce that Cenzontle by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo is a finalist for the 2018 Golden Poppy Book Award for Poetry. The Northern California Independent Booksellers Association (NCIBA), which presents the Golden Poppy Book Awards each spring, announced the short list for this year’s awards on their website on January 10. Winners for the 2018 Golden Poppy Book Awards will be announced in March. The NCIBA members praised Castillo’s poems in Cenzontle as “Unexpectedly deep for poems that on the surface look spacious and airy.” Cenzontle is Castillo’s debut poetry collection. The collection presents a...

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Holy Moly Carry Me named a finalist for the 2018 NBCC Award for Poetry

Rochester, N.Y. — BOA Editions is excited to announce that Holy Moly Carry Me by Erika Meitner is a finalist for the 2018 National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. The National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) announced the thirty-one finalists for all six NBCC Awards categories on their website this morning, January 22, 2019. “I'm thrilled that Holy Moly Carry Me was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award in poetry and am grateful to all the book critics on the Board,” said Meitner. “It's an amazing thing to know that a book that was born out of very specific personal circumstances and...

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