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A BOA Pride Reading List

June is Pride Month, a welcome celebration to increase visibility, acceptance and share in the resilience of the queer community. We’ve compiled a selection of BOA books by queer authors that showcase the varied experiences of the queer community. These authors exist at different intersections of identities, whether that’s being a person of color, an immigrant, a single mother, or having a disability, and all share in the universal community of being queer. True vulnerability exists within these pages, as these wonderful authors celebrate, negotiate, and trouble what Pride means. Queerness comes in many forms; no matter how you identify,...

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Exclusive! A Q&A with Hugh Martin

Greetings, BOA readers! I'm Mckayla, one of the fall interns at BOA Editions. It was my great pleasure to sit down over email with Poulin Prize-winner and Iraq War veteran Hugh Martin to ask him a few questions about his experience serving overseas as well as his newest book, In Country.   When did you write the first poem for this collection? Did you start writing any of these poems while you were serving in Iraq? How has your process changed since you started writing these poems? While in Iraq, I did not write any poems but did keep a journal with very detailed...

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