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Naomi Shihab Nye named Young People's Poet Laureate

BOA is excited to share the news that Naomi Shihab Nye has been named the new Young People's Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation. The title recognizes and celebrates a living writer for their devotion to writing exceptional poetry for young readers. The Poetry Foundation announced the laureateship on their website this morning along with their announcements for the winners of the 2019 Pegasus Awards and the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. “As part of our mission, and core to Poetry magazine’s 106-year history, we celebrate the best poetry, and with these awards we honor some of the writers who bring it into the world...

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Bruce Weigl wins the Isabella Gardner Award

Rochester, N.Y. — Bruce Weigl has been awarded the Isabella Gardner Poetry Award for his new collection, On the Shores of Welcome Home. His book will be published by BOA Editions in fall 2019 within the American Poets Continuum Series. The Isabella Gardner Award carries an honorarium of $1,000 and is given biennially to a poet with a new book of exceptional merit. BOA Publisher Peter Conners made the final selection for this award. The most recent winners of the Isabella Gardner Poetry Award are Christian Barter for Bye-Bye Land, Marsha de la O for Antidote for Night, Jillian Weise...

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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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