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Faces in the Food Lion Parking Lot: An Interview with Erika Meitner

Erika Meitner is the author of Useful Junk, which was published by BOA Editions on April 5, 2022, as well as the BOA collections Holy Moly Carry Me (2018) and Copia (2014). In her newest collection, Meitner takes up the question of desire and intimacy, exploring memory, passion, and the various ways the body sees and is seen. Learn more about Erika and her work through this exclusive self-interview! When did you start writing this book? This book began in the Food Lion parking lot one night in late 2016 when I was sitting in my car, and noticed how many people around me were also sitting in their...

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Happy New Year!

As we approach 2022, it’s easy to want to leave 2021 behind. While this past year definitely had its challenges, our team at BOA is proud to step back and recognize all of the amazing things accomplished in 2021, including celebrating our 45th anniversary of publishing vital new voices in poetry and short fiction! In the last year, BOA published eleven incredible titles, including: Welcome to Sonnetville, New Jersey by Craig Morgan Teicher  I Am Not Trying to Hide My Hungers from the World by Kendra DeColo  How to be Better by Being Worse by Justin Jannise  The Naomi Letters...

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Fall 2021 Titles Available Now!

BOA Editions welcomes five new books to the world from our Fall 2021 Collection! Tenderness by Derrick Austin, Ceive by B.K. Fisher, Diamonds by Camille Gutherie, and A Cluster of Noisy Planets by Charles Rafferty join our American Poets Continuum Series, and Among the Elms in Ambush by Bruce Weigl continues the American Reader Series. Learn more and buy a copy below! Tenderness by Derrick Austin Winner of the Isabella Gardner Poetry Award In a country where violence and the threat of violence is a constant weather for queer Black people, where can the spirit rest? With lush language, the...

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Interview with Genevieve Hartman, BOA Director of Development & Communications

Have you ever wondered about the staff members that keep BOA running? Well, wonder no more! We’ve created a short interview series so you can get to know the BOA staff. Check out this interview with Genevieve Hartman (She/Her), BOA’s Director of Development & Communications. BOA: Hi Gena! Tell us about your role at BOA! Gena: I’m the Director of Development & Communications. I write grants and manage the social media, handle community outreach and book donations, and organize our yearly fundraiser, Dine & Rhyme. If you send BOA a message on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, you'll usually hear back...

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Interview with Ron Martin-Dent, BOA's Director of Publicity & Production

Have you ever wondered about the staff members that keep BOA running? Well, wonder no more! We’ve created a short interview series so you can get to know the BOA staff. Next up, we have Ron Martin-Dent (He/Him), BOA’s Director of Publicity & Production.  BOA: Hi Ron! Tell us about your role at BOA! Ron: I wear many hats! My official title is Director of Publicity & Production, but I also serve as BOA’s marketing director. In a nutshell, I make sure the books are all printed on time (including ebooks and now audiobooks), and I help spread the word...

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