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A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Contest Reminder!

[caption id="attachment_1020" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="A. Poulin, Jr. BOA Founder."][/caption] For all you poets out there, just a reminder that the annual A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Contest is in full swing! The prize honors a poet’s first collection, while honoring the late founder of BOA Editions, a not-for-profit publishing house of poetry and other literature right here in Rochester, so send us your work! Each year the Poulin Prize winner is selected by a prestigious judge from a highly competitive pool of contestants. BOA will publish the winning manuscript for 2010 as part of the New Poets of America Series. This...

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Dine & Rhyme Oct. 16 - Make Your Reservations Now!

  For info and reservations call Melissa Hall (585) 546-3410  ext. 11 or email

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This Saturday: Kennedy! Lutz! Workshops! Readings!

Don't forget to sign up for this Saturday's inaugural event of our new series Writing Exercises! The first installment of an intellectually enriching series of creative writing workshops, Writing Exercises will offer participants the opportunity to work closely with two nationally recognized authors and to learn new techniques to enhance and inspire their own poetry and fiction. We are kicking off the series with two powerhouses of poetry and prose, and seasoned writing instructors to boot:  Isabella Gardner Award-winning BOA author and Syracuse University professor Christopher Kennedy and Gary Lutz, author of Stories in the Worst Way and a current...

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University of Oregon's Interview with Keetje Kuipers - 07/22/2010

Keetje Kuipers on TV  Click on the above link to see Keetje Kuipers on TV! In an interview with the University of Oregon, her alma mater, Keetje Kuipers discusses her past and present experiences with poetry. In particular, she reflects on past efforts to alter her technique and style that lead to the development of the poet she has become today. Kuipers also talks of future aspirations for the direction of her poetry and reads two poems from Beautiful in the Mouth, her recently published collection, and winner of the A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize.

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Poetry is Jazz event - Tonight!

The day is finally here! Tonight at 6pm is BOA's "Poetry is Jazz" event at the Rochester Contemporary Art Center located at 137 East Avenue, Rochester, NY. Hear:  BOA poet Sean Thomas Dougherty read with musicians Mark Kellogg, Jim Doser, Chris Azzara, and Geoff Saunders! Watch:  Rochester Artist Steve Smock create an original piece of art! Schmooze:  With old friends and make some new ones! Enjoy:  The Rochester Contemporary Art Center's 6 x 6 exhibit! To wet your whistle, here's some shots from the rehearsal last night. It sounded tight! [gallery]

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