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11th A. Poulin, Jr. Contest Judge Announced; Diwata a Finalist for NCIBA Book of the Year Award

As the 10th annual A. Poulin, Jr. contest comes to a close, we are preparing for the next. BOA Editions is excited to announce that the judge for the 11th annual A. Poulin, Jr. contest will be Cornelius Eady! Cornelius Eady was born in Rochester, NY.  He along with Toi Derricote co-founded Cave Canem, a cultural institution whose importance can hardly be understated. Cave Canem is a non-profit organization that serves black poets of diverse backgrounds and has been an essential part of the literary landscape. Cornelius Eady is the recipient of the Prairie Schooner Strousse Award, a Lila Wallace-Reader's...

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Swing by Our Table at AWP!

BOA Editions will be camped out at tables B31 and B32 in Hall B North during this week's Association of Writers and Writing Programs annual conference in Washington, DC at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. We have a special lineup planned for the conference, including signings by 2010 BOA authors and a tribute to Lucille Clifton on Saturday.   Hope to see you all there! (All events listed will occur at tables B31 and B32, except for the Clifton tribute) Thursday, February 3: 2 PM: Sean Thomas Dougherty signs Sasha Sings the Laundry on the Line Friday, February 4: 11AM: Anne...

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Reading Marianne Moore's "Baseball and Writing" and Getting Excited for this Saturday's Workshop with Sean Thomas Dougherty!

With our upcoming workshop in poetry inspired by sports and athleticism in mind: Baseball and Writing Marianne Moore Fanaticism? No. Writing is exciting and baseball is like writing. You can never tell with either how it will go or what you will do; generating excitement-- a fever in the victim-- pitcher, catcher, fielder, batter. Victim in what category? Owlman watching from the press box? To whom does it apply? Who is excited? Might it be I? It's a pitcher's battle all the way--a duel-- a catcher's, as, with cruel puma paw, Elston Howard lumbers lightly back to plate. (His spring...

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How to Write a Knockout Poem: Don't Miss Your Chance to Get in the Ring with Sean Thomas Dougherty

It's nearly one week away from BOA Editions' How to Write a Knockout Poem with BOA-poet Sean Thomas Dougherty! Don't miss out on this fun opportunity to work closely with Sean as he guides the master class through a series of exercises to write your own ode to your favorite athletic idol, exploring the specific vocabulary of your chosen sport and how to translate that into your own powerful narrative and imagery. “How to Write a Knockout Poem” will be held on Saturday, January 29 from 10AM to 12PM at Midtown Athletic Club in Rochester Space is limited!  Please reserve...

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How to Write a Knockout Poem: Master Class with BOA's Sean Thomas Dougherty

Hot on the heels of BOA Edition's October Writing Exercises event, our inaugural master class in poetry and prose with BOA author Christopher Kennedy and esteemed visiting writer Gary Lutz, we are delighted to announce the second installment of Writing Exercises with BOA's own Sean Thomas Dougherty! BOA's Writing Exercises workshops are held at Rochester's Midtown Athletic Club and offer participants the chance to work closely with BOA authors to exercise their creative muscles and learn new techniques to create their own work. Each event features a workshop, reading and lunch. Drawing on the event's setting, Sean's upcoming workshop -...

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