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Keetje Kuipers Awarded Isabella Gardner Poetry Award for Forthcoming Collection - Press Release

BOA Editions is excited to announce that Keetje Kuipers has been awarded the Isabella Gardner Poetry Award for her collection Lonely Women Make Good Lovers, which is forthcoming from BOA in Spring 2025. This prestigious award underscores Kuipers' exceptional contribution to contemporary poetry.

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Black History Month Feature: Every Hard Sweetness by Sheila Carter-Jones

 As Black History Month comes to a close, this is your friendly reminder to read the work of Black authors year-round! Finish February or start March by snagging Sheila Carter-Jones' forthcoming collection, Every Hard Sweetness, recommended by BOA's fantastic spring 2024 intern, Jaenid Ayala!  --- In a time where we have become desensitized to Black voices & Black trauma, Every Hard Sweetness is a reminder that there are still stories left to tell, still narratives that have been forced to remain unfinished. Sheila Carter-Jones creatively composes a song which so many African American families have not had the chance to...

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Charleen McClure Chosen as Next Blessing the Boats Selection

Rochester, NY—BOA Editions is pleased to announce that Charleen McClure's d-sorientation is the next Blessing the Boats Selections title. Ms. McClure will receive a $5,000 honorarium and her manuscript will be published in September 2024 as part of the New Poets of America Series. d-sorientation was selected by Blessing the Boats Selections Editor-at-Large Aracelis Girmay from a pool of one hundred and seventy-two submissions.  Of McClure's manuscript, Girmay writes, "d-sorientation is a work of staggering beauty, intellect, and grace. Here, Charleen McClure takes up the wondrous, radical work of being in ongoingly deep relation with another. A mother, a body, a place, a lover. And so...

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Nathan Dixon Wins Thirteenth Annual Short Fiction Prize

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kathryn Bratt-Pfotenhauer, Director of Development & Publicity BOA Editions, Ltd. 250 North Goodman Street, Suite 306, Rochester, NY 14607 bratt@boaeditions.org | 585.546.3410 x 13   Rochester, New York—BOA Editions, Ltd. is pleased to announce that Nathan Dixon of Durham, North Carolina is the winner of the thirteenth annual BOA Short Fiction Prize for his collection Radical Red. BOA Publisher and Executive Director Peter Conners selected the winning manuscript. “Nathan Dixon’s Radical Red is so accomplished and fully formed, it’s hard to believe it’s his debut," Conners said of the winning manuscript. "His stories slip effortlessly back...

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Interrogating America's Gun Obsession: An Interview with Matt Donovan

Matt Donovan is the author of The Dug-Up Gun Museum, which was published by BOA Editions on November 8, 2022. Donovan's documentary poems examine the paradox of a country plagued by gun violence yet consumed with protecting the right to bear arms. Read on to learn more about Matt and his new poetry collection through this self-interview!   What inspired you to write a book focused on guns in America? Simply put, the earliest iterations of this project grew out of a deep concern about gun violence in America. I wanted to try to understand our ongoing obsession with firearms, as well as...

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