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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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Save The Date - Dine & Rhyme 2012 is Sunday, September 23rd!

Mark your calendars folks -- BOA's 15th annual Dine & Rhyme is less than two months away! For those of you unfamiliar with this fantastic event, Dine & Rhyme is BOA's annual fundraiser, consisting of a poetry reading and book signing by nationally recognized BOA poets followed by a reception, dinner, and silent auction. All proceeds from the event go toward the publication of BOA books. As an independent publisher, we rely on grant funding from public and private sources as well as individual contributions to make the publication of our wonderful books possible and to get them into the...

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Jazz Festival footage for all!

As the majority of you probably already know from our copious number of notifications on the blog, Tuesday, June 26th featured  BOA's Evening of Jazz, Poetry, and Art at the Rochester Contemporary Art Center. For those who were able to attend, we hope you enjoyed it and thanks for coming! For those who had to walk the dog, wash the car, etc.-- not to worry! We have some great footage of the night's highlights freshly available on Youtube for your viewing pleasure! There are two parts to the video, featuring readings by BOA poet Sean Thomas Dougherty, artwork by Sarah...

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Aracelis Girmay to be feautured in 20th Annual Poets House Showcase

Aracelis Girmay, receiving non-stop praise for her new collection Kingdom Animalia, will be one of the poets featured this upcoming month at the 2012 annual Poets House Showcase. This FREE exhibit, which will be open to the public and held at the Poets House in New York, NY, is the only event of its kind, giving dedicated attention to all things poetry. The FREE event is "diverse" and "inclusive," and is committed to making sure that "books from micro-presses receive the same care and attention as major publishers." The FREE Showcase Opening will be held this Saturday, June 30 (that's...

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Join BOA Editions for an Evening of Poetry, Jazz, and Art!

This Tuesday, June 26 at 6 p.m., BOA Editions presents an evening of Poetry, Jazz, and Art at the Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo). The event is free and open to the public, and will take place during the Rochester International Jazz Festival, one of the largest jazz festivals in the world! Featured will be BOA poet Sean Thomas Dougherty, author of Sasha Sings the Laundry on the Line (BOA 2010) and Broken Hallelujahs (BOA 2007). Dougherty's work utilizes a variety of experimental and traditional forms including canzone and elliptical poems, and explores questions of multiracial identity, the complexities of...

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