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BOA's 2021 Halloween Picks!

Happy Halloween! At BOA, we prefer treats over tricks, and our treat to you is this list of spooky titles to help you get into the Halloween spirit! Grab a title or two today!  Caw by Michael Waters In passionate poems about sin, obsession, and mortality—an artist’s infatuation with a doll, an interspecies relationship, an ex-lover whose presence lingers in recipes, ecclesiastical birds, and a sex toy holding a loved one’s ashes—Waters delivers impeccably crafted narratives infused with his signature lyrical gestures. At the book’s core is a sequence of twenty-five poems on aging, dementia, and caregiving, chiseled phrase by...

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Fall 2021 Titles Available Now!

BOA Editions welcomes five new books to the world from our Fall 2021 Collection! Tenderness by Derrick Austin, Ceive by B.K. Fisher, Diamonds by Camille Gutherie, and A Cluster of Noisy Planets by Charles Rafferty join our American Poets Continuum Series, and Among the Elms in Ambush by Bruce Weigl continues the American Reader Series. Learn more and buy a copy below! Tenderness by Derrick Austin Winner of the Isabella Gardner Poetry Award In a country where violence and the threat of violence is a constant weather for queer Black people, where can the spirit rest? With lush language, the...

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45 years of BOA!

2021 marks BOA Editions’ 45-year anniversary of publishing phenomenal poetry, poetry-in-translation, and fiction to engage, excite, and inspire readers all around the globe.

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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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A Roundup for Women's History Month

Women's History Month is an opportunity for people to be reminded of the importance of the female experience. Reading books written by women gives everyone a chance to get some perspective on how gender has played a role in many people’s lives. As this month comes to a close, continue to take time to hear someone else's story - from motherhood, to immigration, to queerness, to everywhere in between. Here are some great BOA reads to get you started!

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