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BOA Editions Awarded $30,000 NYSCA Grant for 2024

 Contact: Kathryn Bratt-Pfotenhauer, Director of Development & Publicity BOA Editions, Ltd. 250 North Goodman Street, Suite 306, Rochester, NY 14607 bratt@boaeditions.org | 585.546.3410   BOA Editions awarded $30,000 by the New York State Council on the Arts Rochester, NY – BOA Editions announced today a grant award totaling $30,000 from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to support the nonprofit arts and culture sector. Through New York State’s continued investment in arts and culture, NYSCA has awarded over $80 million since Spring 2023 to over 1,500 artists and organizations across the state. Governor Kathy Hochul said, “Research confirms what we’ve always known here in...

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"You erase / everything written before you": An Interview Between Scarlett Peterson and Danielle Cadena Deulen

  Danielle Cadena Deulen is a writer, professor, and podcaster. Originally from the Northwest, she now lives in Atlanta where she teaches for the graduate creative writing program at Georgia State University. Her most recent poetry collection, Desire Museum, is out now from BOA Editions. Her previous collections include Our Emotions Get Carried Away Beyond Us, winner of the Barrow Street Book Contest and Lovely Asunder, which won the Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize and the Utah Book Award. Her memoir, The Riots, won the AWP Prize in Creative Nonfiction and the GLCA New Writers Award. She has been the recipient of an Oregon Literary...

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I carry the synagogue inside me: An Interview with Sean Thomas Dougherty

 Sean Thomas Dougherty has written or edited fifteen books including All You Ask for is Longing: New and Selected Poems (BOA Editions 2014) and Double Kiss: Stories, Poems, Essays on the Art of Billiards (Mammoth Books 2017). His awards include a Fulbright Lectureship to the Balkans and an appearance in Best American Poetry. Known for his dynamic readings, he has performed at hundreds of venues, universities, and festivals including the Dodge Poetry Festival, the Old Dominion Literary Festival, and a tour across Albania and Macedonia sponsored by the US State Department. He lives in Erie, PA. For more information about Sean Thomas Dougherty, visit seanthomasdoughertyp.fatcow.com....

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Charleen McClure Chosen as Next Blessing the Boats Selection

Rochester, NY—BOA Editions is pleased to announce that Charleen McClure's d-sorientation is the next Blessing the Boats Selections title. Ms. McClure will receive a $5,000 honorarium and her manuscript will be published in September 2024 as part of the New Poets of America Series. d-sorientation was selected by Blessing the Boats Selections Editor-at-Large Aracelis Girmay from a pool of one hundred and seventy-two submissions.  Of McClure's manuscript, Girmay writes, "d-sorientation is a work of staggering beauty, intellect, and grace. Here, Charleen McClure takes up the wondrous, radical work of being in ongoingly deep relation with another. A mother, a body, a place, a lover. And so...

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i might know how to use my hands: An Interview with India Lena González

 India Lena González is a poet, editor, and artist. She graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University (BA) and received her MFA from NYU’s Creative Writing program. While at NYU she served as a writing instructor for undergraduates and received a Writers in the Public Schools fellowship enabling her to teach literature to middle school students via Teachers & Writers Collaborative. Her work is published in American Chordata, The Brooklyn Review, Lampblack, PANK, Pigeon Pages, and Poets & Writers Magazine, among others. A three-time National Poetry Series finalist, India is also a professionally trained dancer, choreographer, and actor. fox woman get out! is her debut poetry collection. She lives in...

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