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The 2011 Dine & Rhyme Is in the Books!

Many thanks to all those who came out to make this year’s Dine & Rhyme a huge success! The readings this year, to quote one audience member, were “awesome” (before awesome he used another word we can’t reprint here). Keetje Kuipers began the readings with selections from Beautiful in the Mouth, Aracelis Girmay read from Kingdom Animalia, and Michael Waters read from various collections, offering along the way some fascinating anecdotes, such as an account of his accidental entry into shark-infested waters. Below are a few pictures from the dinner and auction. More to come soon on our Facebook page.

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Write with Waters

Renowned BOA poet Michael Waters has graciously agreed to be a part of our upcoming Writing Exercises workshop, being held September 17th at the Midtown Athletic Center on East Highland Drive. For anyone not familiar with our workshops, they're a great opportunity to work with a nationally-recognized writer and hone their own craft while at the same time learning from one of the best.  The workshop is open to everyone- beginners, amateurs, published poets, professors, and even those just looking to gain a deeper understanding of what they're reading. What promises to be a fun, lively, group affair, this is...

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Don't Miss This Year's Dine & Rhyme!

Regular visitors to this blog know that BOA is celebrating our 35th anniversary this year. So it's only right that this year's Dine & Rhyme be an extra-special event! This three-poet reading featuring Keetje Kuipers, Aracelis Girmay, and Michael Waters will be Rochester’s most diverse and engaging poetry event of 2011. Issues of gender, sexuality, and race merge in the voices of three radically different poets all published by BOA Editions. Together, their poetic styles and life-experiences will grip and inspire everyone in attendance. The Dine & Rhyme will also allow attendees ample time to have their books signed and chat with these three amazing...

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Announcing BOA's 35th Anniversary Summer Celebration Sale!

[caption id="attachment_1380" align="aligncenter" width="465" caption="35th Anniversary Summer Celebration Sale"][/caption] In celebration of 35 years, BOA is holding a 35th Anniversary Summer Celebration Summer Sale.  All BOA titles are discounted 10% now until August 31st.  It is one way for us to thank our readers and offer some quality summer reading! For a link to the BOA Editions bookstore, follow the link here.

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Translator Deniz Perin on the Radio this Friday!

If you're lucky enough to be near Marfa, Texas this Friday, make sure and tune in to NPR's KRTS 93.5 FM at 10am CST (that's 11am EST, for us here on the East Coast) to hear BOA translator Deniz Perin give an interview! Don't live in Texas? You can still listen online here on Marfa Public Radio's website by clicking the "Listen Now" button at the top of the page. Still finding an excuse not to listen? We've got you covered; Perin's interview will play again at 6:30pm CST, or 7:30pm EST here near the pond. Perin, who lives in...

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