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BOA Editions to receive $30,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

Rochester, N.Y. — National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $27 million in grants as part of the Arts Endowment’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2019. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $30,000 to BOA Editions, Ltd. to support the publication and promotion of seven books of contemporary poetry in 2019. Art Works is the Arts Endowment’s principal grantmaking program. The agency received 1,605 Art Works applications for this round of grantmaking, and will award 972 grants in this category.“The arts enhance our communities and our lives,...

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Giving Back: A Spotlight on BOA's Book Donation Program

The giving season is upon us! As our readers share their favorite books with the BOA Holiday Book Sale and our supporters help us raise the bar with BOA's Annual Campaign, the BOA staff and board would like to share a behind-the-scenes look at one of the lesser known programs here at BOA Editions. Did you know that BOA helps support reading and literary programs across the country? It's true! Every year, we give back to the literary community by donating hundreds of new and gently used books to organizations in need through our Book Donation Program. These organizations include...

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Little Infinite interviews BOA Publisher Peter Conners

BOA Publisher Peter Conners sat down with Stephen Sparks earlier this year for an interview for Ingram's Little Infinite poetry newsletter. We invite you to enjoy this behind-the-scenes look at BOA Editions through their conversation.

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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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City of Rochester celebrates National Poetry Month with Chen Chen and BOA Editions

Readers in Rochester enjoyed a rare treat on Friday, April 20, when award-winning poet Chen Chen gave a free reading at City Hall in honor of National Poetry Month. The event was co-sponsored by the City of Rochester and BOA Editions, a local not-for-profit independent publisher of poetry and other literary works. Chen is a celebrated young poet whose debut collection When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities won the prestigious GLCA New Writer’s Award, the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Award, and was longlisted for the 2017 National Book Award for Poetry. His work draws...

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