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Naomi Shihab Nye wins Lifetime Achievement Award from the Texas Institute of Letters

BOA is thrilled to share the news that Naomi Shihab Nye has won the prestigious Lon Tinkle Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Texas Institute of Letters. This is the highest honor given by the TIL, which was established in 1936 to recognize and celebrate Texas's literary artists.In the Texas Institute of Letters's official press release, TIL President Carmen Tafolla calls Naomi Shihab Nye “a significant world voice, utilizing poetry to tie tightly the bonds of humanity.” Nye's forthcoming BOA collection, The Tiny Journalist (BOA, April 2019), continues to advocate for peaceful communication across all boundaries. Inspired by the story of Janna Tamimi, the “Youngest...

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Dine & Rhyme with poet and filmmaker Kai Carlson-Wee

Annual fundraiser gala will feature poetry, film, a live auction, and a conversation with the author. BOA Editions invites you to ride the rails at this year’s Dine & Rhyme on Friday, September 28th, at the Rochester Academy of Medicine. This event celebrating poetry, film, and the art of the journey will feature poetry readings and a film screening by Kai Carlson-Wee, author of Rail (BOA Editions, 2018) and director of the award-winning documentary short film Riding the Highline. Tickets are $65 in advance ($75 at the door). Kai Carlson-Wee is a poet, photographer, and filmmaker who began riding freight...

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