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Exploring the Backlist: Francisca Aguirre's Ithaca

Hello readers! Join our team of interns as they explore over 40 years of our publication history and share their passion for some of their favorite titles from BOA Editions. In this post, Emily F. explores how poet Francisca Aguirre and translator Ana Valverde Osan construct a multi-layered translation of the Odyssey. Mythic Parallels and the Art of Translation: Francisca Aguirre's Ithaca Hi all! I’m Emily, a summer intern here at BOA Editions and a rising senior at University of Rochester, pursuing a degree in English Literature, with minors in Economics and Creative Writing. I don’t quite know what I’ll be doing...

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Summer Reading Recommendations 2019 from BOA Editions

Looking for a fresh summer reading list that features both poetry and fiction? Read on to explore a mix of new and classic books from BOA Editions—specially tailored by our interns to help you find just the right for this summer. 1. For Readers Looking for a Good Beach Read Molly Reid’s The Rapture Index, the winner of BOA’s Short Fiction Prize, is a collection of stories that expose human nature and reveal our fears and wonders through strange interactions with animals. Typically, animals take a backseat and invisible role in human life, but here, each animals represents our most...

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Exploring the Backlist: Janice N. Harrington's THE HANDS OF STRANGERS

Hello readers! Join our team of interns as they explore over 40 years of our publication history and share their passion for some of their favorite titles from BOA Editions. In today's post, Nia T. contemplates how Janice N. Harrington makes visible how nursing home residents and their caretakers experience the end of life. Confronting Mortality Through Poetry: Janice N. Harrington’s The Hands of Strangers Hi everyone! I’m Nia, one of BOA’s summer interns this year. I’m currently on a gap year, learning more about the publishing world and exploring more poetry, as I plan to transfer to Howard University to follow in the footsteps...

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Spotlight Poem: Mother's Day 2019

Dear readers, this weekend, we invite you to celebrate Mother's Day with a special poem from Li-Young Lee's Rose. Read the poem below and enjoy a video of the author discussing his work for the Poetry Breaks series from the WGBH New Television Workshops. I Ask My Mother to Sing She begins, and my grandmother joins her.Mother and daughter sing like young girls.If my father were alive, he would playhis accordion and sway like a boat. I’ve never been in Peking, or the Summer Palace,nor stood on the great Stone Boat to watchthe rain begin on Kuen Ming Lake, the picnickersrunning...

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7 LGBT Books from BOA Editions to Read for Pride Month

June is Pride Month, and BOA Editions is proud to celebrate the many diverse voices of the LGBT community! Here are six poetry collections plus one short story collection by some of our favorite gay, lesbian, bisexual, and queer authors. Beautiful in the Mouth by Keetje Kuipers In her prize-winning debut collection, queer poet Keetje Kuipers blends eroticism, longing, memory, and the wilderness of the Rocky Mountains into a sensual, unforgettable landscape. Kuipers' poems are inhabited by the echoes of those she has loved: their presence read in tea leaves, found under the stairwells of Brooklyn brownstones, reconstructed in verse as though molded from clay. When...

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