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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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BOA Editions to release a deluxe 30th anniversary eBook of Lucille Clifton's GOOD WOMAN

BOA Editions is thrilled to announce a deluxe eBook edition of Good Woman. Read on to learn more about this exciting eBook and how you can enter our upcoming #CliftonGiveaway.

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Exploring the Backlist: Lucille Clifton's QUILTING

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, Lauren H. studies the subtle intricacies of Lucille Clifton's connection to history. Using Scraps to Tell a Story: Lucille Clifton’s Quilting Hello, and welcome! I’m Lauren, one of BOA’s summer interns. This fall, I will be a senior at Bucknell University, where I study Creative Writing and French. I am currently working on my own collection of poems that I will present as a thesis in the...

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Poem of the Week: July 31 2017

Hello readers! BOA is launching a new feature on our website! Every week, our staff will share one of our favorite poems from our over 300 collections of poetry. This week's poem holds a very special place in BOA's history. It was written by our founder, A. Poulin, Jr., and selected by Michael Waters for inclusion in A. Poulin, Jr. Selected Poems (2001).  Cave Dwellers I've carved a cave in the mountainside. I've drilled for water, stocked provisions to last a lifetime. The walls are smooth. We can live here, love, safe from elements. We'll invest another love that can't destroy. We'll make exquisite...

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