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Interview with Peter Conners, BOA Executive Director & Publisher

  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. This series is also available on the BOA blog! First up, we have Peter Conners (He/Him), BOA’s Executive Director & Publisher. BOA: Hi Peter! What’s your role at BOA? Peter: As Publisher and Executive Director, I lead BOA, overseeing, advising on, and ultimately being responsible for all aspects of operations, with the goal of supporting and forwarding our literary mission. I keep my eyes open for new opportunities,...

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Publisher Peter Conners Promoted to Executive Director of BOA Editions

BOA Editions is proud to announce that its Publisher Peter Conners has been promoted to the position of Executive Director. This title and its responsibilities will be added to his current job as Publisher making Conners’ official title, Publisher and Executive Director. Peter Conners has worked at BOA Editions since 2003. He began his career as Marketing Director and then became Associate Editor before being named Editor in 2008. In 2010, he was promoted to Publisher where, among other tasks, he has been responsible for providing the editorial vision for the press. As Publisher, books that Conners has selected for...

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Lannan Literary Grant Supports the Blessing the Boats Selections

BOA is honored to announce that the Lannan Foundation of Santa Fe, New Mexico, has generously awarded BOA a $35,000 grant in support of our Blessing the Boats Selections. Named in honor of poet Lucille Clifton (1936–2010) and her National Book Award-winning collection Blessing the Boats: New & Selected Poems 1988–2000 (BOA, 2000), Blessing the Boats Selections titles will celebrate works that continue Clifton’s legacy of writing to the experience of nonwhite women. Submission are open to all women poets of color in the U.S., including poets who identify as cis, trans, and non-binary people who are comfortable in a space that centers on women’s experiences,...

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Aimee Nezhukumatathil will judge the 20th Poulin Prize

As we get ready to wrap-up National Poetry Month, BOA is excited to announce that renowned poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil will judge the 20th annual A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize, which will open for submissions on August 1! Aimee Nezhukumatathil is the author of four books of poetry, most recently, Oceanic (Copper Canyon Press), winner of the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award. Other awards for her writing include the Pushcart Prize, fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Mississippi Arts Council, and The MacDowell Colony. Her writing appears in...

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New York State Council on the Arts awards BOA Editions $23,000

Rochester, N.Y. — BOA Editions, Ltd. announced today that it has been awarded a $23,000 grant from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) for FY2020 with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. NYSCA grants support the transformative impact of the performing, literary, visual and media arts in New York State. BOA Editions is one of 462 arts organizations across New York State receiving a total of $8,383,993 million in grants through NYSCA’s Round II FY2020 funding to support arts programs that drive New York State’s economic growth and community health....

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