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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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Celebrate National Poetry Month with BOA Editions

National Poetry Month is just a few days away, and the BOA Editions team can't wait to join in the celebration! This year, we are going all out in the festivities. What better way is there to honor the vital place of poetry in America than with a month-long jubilee? National Poetry Month Sale By popular demand, we are bringing back our National Poetry Month sale. All titles in the BOA Bookstore will be on sale during the entire month of April. Use promo code BOAPOETRY18 at checkout to save 40% on your order! Poetry Moments with WXXI BOA Editions is excited to...

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City of Rochester to Proclaim April 20th as “BOA Editions Day”

The City of Rochester is honoring BOA Editions, Ltd.—one of the nation’s leading independent publishers of poetry and literary fiction—by proclaiming April 20, 2018 as “BOA Editions Day.” The mayoral proclamation will be issued during a poetry celebration at the City Hall Atrium featuring a reading by award-winning poet Chen Chen. The celebration, which takes place during National Poetry Month, will be held on April 20th at 6:00 PM. The event is free and open to the public. BOA Publisher Peter Conners says: “Having Mayor Warren proclaim BOA Editions Day is such wonderful recognition of our contributions to Rochester’s cultural...

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BOA at AWP 2018

Come see BOA at the 2018 AWP Conference in Tampa, FL!

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6th Annual Poets Forum to feature Naomi Shihab Nye and Craig Morgan Teicher!

Every fall, poets and readers alike gather in New York City for the Poets Forum, a three-day celebration of poetry hosted by the American Academy of Poets. This year, the 6th annual Poets Forum will take place October 18-20 on the campuses of New York University and The New School, and will feature over 30 major American poets, including BOA poets Naomi Shihab Nye and Craig Morgan Teicher! Forum events include a Chancellor's reading by the Academy's fifteen Chancellors (including Nye), a series of discussion panels with major poets on topics and issues in contemporary poetry, guided walking tours revisiting...

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