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Exploring the Backlist: Gravity Changes by Zach Powers

Hi readers! Join our spring interns as they look through 45 years of our publication history and share their passion for some of their favorite BOA titles. In this post, Amelia shares about the book Gravity Changes by Zach Powers.    Hello everyone! I’m Amelia, one of BOA’s Spring ‘22 interns. I’ll be graduating from MCC with my associate’s in Creative Writing this spring, and I plan to transfer to a 4-year college for writing in the fall. As someone who hopes to eventually publish her own books, working with the BOA team has been invaluable in learning about what goes on “behind the scenes” in...

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New and Recent Releases for Black History Month and Beyond

As Black History Month comes to a close, this is your friendly reminder to read the work of Black authors year-round! Finish February or start March by snagging one of our recent or forthcoming titles below, recommended by BOA's fantastic spring 2022 intern staff!  Alien Stories by E. C. Osondu Alien Stories is a dynamic interplay between the two meanings of the word alien: a person from a foreign country or a being from a foreign planet. Each story confronts some aspect of the “alien” experience—reception, culture shock, identity, stereotypes—from a diverse set of individual and historical perspectives. Osondu’s work...

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A Review Round-up for Fall 2021

In case you've missed them, BOA is delighted to share these reviews of our Fall 2021, plus a few previews from Spring 2022 authors. Read on, and don't forget to stop by the BOA bookstore to get these titles for 25% off, now through Dec. 13! Ceive by BK Fischer (2021) “Review: Ceive,” Harriet Books, Poetry Foundation From the review: “Fischer’s postapocalyptic universe offers a terrifying glimpse into a future in which the world and the words we use to describe it are all in ruins.” Among Elms, In Ambush by Bruce Weigl  “Nance Van Winckel reads “The Man In the Chair”...

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Exploring the Backlist: Jan-Henry Gray's DOCUMENTS

Hi readers! Join our summer interns as they peruse over 40 years of our publication history and share their passion for some of their favorite titles from BOA Editions. In this post, Em D. looks at the book Documents by Jan-Henry Gray.  "Across Legal Records and Remembered Recollections" Jan-Henry Gray’s Documents, a recent publication from 2019, explores what it means to be undocumented in America. Jan-Henry himself immigrated to the United States with his parents from the Philippines when he was six, and later learned of his legal status when he was a minor. As a working class family, obtaining legal immigration status is like an impossible...

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Won’t You Celebrate with Us?

June is a prodigious month to celebrate Lucille Clifton’s life and work. Born on this day, June 27, in 1936, her singular poetry spans over fifty years. Clifton’s posthumous collection, How To Carry Water: Selected Poems Of Lucille Clifton, edited by Aracelis Girmay (BOA, 2020) releases in paperback this Fall 2021. Lucille Clifton’s many accolades and awards include the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, the Frost Medal, and an Emmy Award. BOA Editions published nine books by Lucille Clifton, including Quilting, Mercy, Voices, and the following extraordinary collections. Blessing The Boats won the National Book Award for Poetry in 2000. Next:...

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