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Aimee Nezhukumatathil will judge the 20th Poulin Prize

As we get ready to wrap-up National Poetry Month, BOA is excited to announce that renowned poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil will judge the 20th annual A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize, which will open for submissions on August 1! Aimee Nezhukumatathil is the author of four books of poetry, most recently, Oceanic (Copper Canyon Press), winner of the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award. Other awards for her writing include the Pushcart Prize, fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Mississippi Arts Council, and The MacDowell Colony. Her writing appears in...

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Justin Jannise wins 19th annual A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize

Rochester, NY—BOA Editions, Ltd. is excited to announce that Justin Jannise of Houston, TX, is the winner of the 19th annual A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. His winning manuscript, How to Be Better by Being Worse, was selected by esteemed poet Richard Blanco from an original pool of more than 700 submissions. How to Be Better by Being Worse will be published by BOA Editions in April 2021 as part of the A. Poulin, Jr. New Poets of America Series with a foreword by Richard Blanco. Jannise will also receive a $1,000 honorarium.  “What a privilege to read through so...

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Documents named a finalist for a Publishing Triangle Award

We are proud to announce that Documents by Jan-Henry Gray has been named a finalist for the Publishing Triangle's 2019 Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry! The finalists were announced on Twitter this afternoon, March 16, 2020. Jan-Henry Gray's Documents was selected by D.A. Powell as the winner of the 17th annual A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. Rooted in the experience of living in America as a queer undocumented Filipino, Documents maps the byzantine journey toward citizenship through legal records and fragmented recollections. In poems that repurpose the forms and procedures central to an immigrant’s experiences—birth certificates, identification cards, letters, and interviews—Jan-Henry Gray reveals...

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Update on AWP 2020

Each year, our staff looks forward to attending the annual AWP Conference. For those who aren’t familiar, AWP is a 3-day gathering of 12,000 writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers from all around the country. Along with roughly 550 readings, panels, and craft lectures, there is also a bookfair that hosts 800 presses, journals, and literary organizations. That is where you would find us—at our booth, selling hundreds of books, hosting book signings, and chatting with authors, friends, and fans of BOA. However, after careful consideration, we have decided not to attend this year’s AWP conference in San Antonio. Out of...

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BOA at AWP 2020

The BOA team is excited to once again be participating in the AWP Conference and Book Fair! This year's conference will be held in San Antonio, TX, on March 4-7 at the Henry B. González Convention Center. Stop by Booth 1429 for author signings, submission information, special AWP discounts on select BOA titles, and more! BOA Author Signing Schedule: Thursday, March 5th Diana Marie Delgado, author of Tracing the Horse: 11 AM to 12 PM Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, author of Cenzontle: 2 PM to 3 PM Deborah Paredez, author of Year of the Dog: 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM Friday, March 6th...

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