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BOA Classics: I Carry A Hammer In My Pocket For Occasions Such As These

It's been a long while since we've done any blog entries on some of BOA's classics, so today we're going to bring you back to Anthony Tognazzini's collection of short stories, I Carry A Hammer In My Pocket For Occasions Such As These, BOA's first collection of short fiction, published in 2007, and still an undeniably keen new voice in the form. Smart and innovative, Hammer is a refreshingly quirky read and is at one time abstract and yet completely relevant. Tognazzini deals with life, relationships, the mundane and the cosmic, often all at once. His stories remind one of...

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Handwritten Poem from the Translation Files

We had a great response to the Ko Un brush paintings we posted here last week, so here's another goodie from our translation files. Whenver possible, our translations include a handwritten poem by the author which we scan and print in the books. Today's handwritten poem is by Turkish poet Ece Temelkuran from her collection Book of the Edge. In addition to being a world-class poet, Temelkuran is an award-winning journalist for one of Turkey's most popular newspapers. You can read all about her at her website: Ece Temelkuran. [caption id="attachment_1008" align="aligncenter" width="199" caption="Ece Temelkuran. BOA poet."][/caption] Book of the Edge was translated by a...

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More Ko Un Brush Paintings

We got great feedback on yesterday's post of Ko Un paintings from Flowers of a Moment (BOA, 2006) translated by Brother Anthony of Taizè , Gary Gach, and Young-moo Kim. So we decided to share some more riches today! [caption id="attachment_990" align="aligncenter" width="238" caption="Ko Un #7"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_991" align="aligncenter" width="232" caption="Ko Un #8"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_992" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Ko Un #9"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_993" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Ko Un #10"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_994" align="aligncenter" width="228" caption="Ko Un #11"][/caption]

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Ko Un Brush Paintings

Publishing poetry-in-translation has always been a key part of BOA's activities. Want proof? Just check out BOA's distinguished list of translated poetry titles: [BOA Translations]. Our dedication to translation stepped up a notch when the Lannan Foundation of Santa Fe, New Mexico began providing funding to support our translated books, including generous honorariums to both poets and translators. Since that time, BOA has published 18 translations through our Lannan Translations Selection Series. In each translation, we also include a handwritten poem by the poet which we build into the interior design of the book. In the case of Flowers of a Moment (BOA, 2006)...

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BOA Classics

With 33 years of publishing under our belt, BOA has accumulated rich archives of letters, reviews, and miscellaneous literary riches. We thought it would be fun to share some of these classics with you. "BOA Classics" will be a trip back in time and also a chance to remember some treasures of American and international literature. Enjoy!

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