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Exploring the Backlist: Lucille Clifton's QUILTING

Hello readers! Join our team of interns as they explore over 40 years of our publication history and share their passion for some of their favorite titles from BOA Editions. In today's post, Lauren H. studies the subtle intricacies of Lucille Clifton's connection to history. Using Scraps to Tell a Story: Lucille Clifton’s Quilting Hello, and welcome! I’m Lauren, one of BOA’s summer interns. This fall, I will be a senior at Bucknell University, where I study Creative Writing and French. I am currently working on my own collection of poems that I will present as a thesis in the...

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Exploring the Backlist: Keetje Kuiper's THE KEYS TO THE JAIL

Hello readers! BOA Editions presents a new occasional series for our blog. Join our team of interns as they explore over 40 years of our publication history and share their passion for some of their favorite titles from BOA Editions. In today's post, Rachel B. delves into the quiet, profound ideas of poet Keetje Kuipers. Evocative, Rich, and Inevitable: Keetje Kuipers’s The Keys to The Jail Well, hello! I’m glad you stopped by for some poetry! My name is Rachel, and I’m one of the interns at BOA this summer. I’m heading into my last year at SUNY Geneseo this fall as...

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Exploring the Backlist: Christian Barter's BYE-BYE LAND

Hello readers! BOA Editions is launching a new occasional series for our blog. Join our team of interns as they explore over 40 years of our publication history and share their passion for some of their favorite titles from BOA Editions. In today's post, Jackie S. explains why you have to read Christian Barter's newest collection. Beautiful, Accessible, and Important: Christian Barter’s Bye-Bye Land Hello, and welcome! I’m Jackie, one of BOA’s summer interns. I’ve just graduated from SUNY Geneseo with an English Literature degree, and I’m currently carving my way into the publishing world. BOA is an interesting choice for...

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Et tu, UPS?

Think poetry publishing is all about heartfelt discussions of metaphor and metrics while draped wistfully across chez lounges? Think again. Sometimes you've got to get into the dirt and wrangle with mega-corporations (say... I don't know... UPS perhaps?) just to get your books to a reading on time. Below is the one such tale of woe and suffering. In this case, we were shipping 20 copies of Carpathia to Cecilia Woloch for a reading in Paris. The story is told below courtesy of Cecilia's host Adrian Leeds.  [caption id="attachment_903" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Photo provided by UPS press room"][/caption] Dear Parler Paris Reader, My friend and...

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Guest Blogger Keetje Kuipers on The Perfect Country and Western Song

Our dedicated guest blogger, BOA poet Keetje Kuipers, returns with a new installment dedicated to her passion for poetry, country music, and where the two meet:  [caption id="attachment_878" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Keetje Kuipers and her boots"][/caption] Last week I went home to Montana.  On the way there I stopped in Eugene, Oregon and gave a talk and a reading at the University of Oregon.  I also read in Portland and managed to squeeze in a trip to Orcas Island in the San Juans for a reading there.  I was treading familiar ground the whole way: I was born in Washington state and earned my...

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