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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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Exploring the Backlist: Keetje Kuiper's THE KEYS TO THE JAIL

Hello readers! BOA Editions presents a new occasional series for our blog. 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, Rachel B. delves into the quiet, profound ideas of poet Keetje Kuipers. Evocative, Rich, and Inevitable: Keetje Kuipers’s The Keys to The Jail Well, hello! I’m glad you stopped by for some poetry! My name is Rachel, and I’m one of the interns at BOA this summer. I’m heading into my last year at SUNY Geneseo this fall as...

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Your 2013 'Holiday Gift Guide' to BOA titles

By Jenna Fisher, Director of Marketing and ProductionWhat better way to celebrate the holidays than to put more books into more hands? Use this Holiday Gift Guide to find the perfect book for everyone on your list, and get FREE SHIPPING on any BOA Bookstore purchase through December 16! It’s the holiday season made easy. 1. For the lover of life, truth, and all things divine. The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965-2010 Edited by Kevin Young and Michael S. Glaser Foreword by Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison Winner, 2013 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award This gorgeous volume is the culmination of...

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BOA Classics: Tell Me by Kim Addonizio

[caption id="attachment_1515" align="alignleft" width="144" caption="Kim Addonizio, photo by Joe Allen"][/caption] Kim Addonizio released Tell Me in 2000. The title invites us to sit and let it all out... and that's exactly what Addonizio does. The poems in part 1, "The Singing," introduce us to Kim's" letting it out," night after night wondering who else is still awake in her neighborhood of bars and weary voices.  In "Target" Addonizio shoots a gun with so much satisfaction that we wonder when we'll get our chance to fire. Come to think of it, maybe it's about that time: It feels so good to shoot a gun, to stand with your...

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BOA Classics: Smoke

Here's another BOA blast from the not-so-past! In case you're just jumping on board now, starting this fall BOA will be featuring previously published titles on the blog. At the beginning of every month we'll feature a new title that BOA has published in the past, and offer you the opportunity to take a look at where BOA's been in addition to where we are now and where we're going. The BOA Classic for this month is Dorianne Laux's collection of poetry, Smoke, originally published in 2000. It is a gripping collection of life, love, and loss. Each poem in...

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