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BOA Editions to receive a $5,000 grant from the Amazon Literary Partnership Poetry Fund and the Academy of American Poets

 Contact: Kathryn Bratt-Pfotenhauer, Director of Development & Publicity BOA Editions, Ltd. 250 North Goodman Street, Suite 306, Rochester, NY 14607 | 585.546.3410 BOA EDITIONS SELECTED AS AMAZON LITERARY PARTNERSHIP 2023 GRANT RECIPIENT Grant to Be Earmarked for Future Publication of Blessing the Boats Selections Rochester, New York (July 20, 2023) --- The Amazon Literary Partnership today announced that BOA Editions received a grant to support its program and operations. BOA Editions is among the list of 93 Amazon Literary Partnership Grant Recipients this year. In 2023, the Amazon Literary Partnership awarded nearly $1M in funding to literary nonprofit organizations....

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Pride Month Highlight: Margaret Ray & Keetje Kuipers

Here at BOA, we're celebrating Pride Month by highlighting the work of our LGBTQ+ authors! For the final part in our series, BOA intern Sarah Skibickyj reviews Margaret Ray's GOOD GRIEF, THE GROUND, and Keetje Kuipers' ALL ITS CHARMS! Check out what Sarah had to say about them below!    Margaret Ray gives it direct with her honesty and dark humor in Good Grief, the Ground. Ray offers an interesting approach in exploring topics such as grief and anxiety and queer longing as a girl such as using “Wanda" in a couple poems which is described as “an invention. At worst: an aspirational...

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Pride Month Highlight: Alicia Mountain & Chen Chen

Here at BOA, we're celebrating Pride Month by highlighting the work of our LGBTQ+ authors! We asked each of our wonderful summer interns to pick a title or two and write about them! For part two in our series, BOA intern Olivia Harkin reviews Alicia Mountain's Four in Hand and Chen Chen's Your Emergency Contact has Experienced an Emergency!  “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” The poetic form of a sonnet has always been utilized to express love, and Mountain revives it in Four in Hand to express queer love, creating a space for representation in a poetic form that’s typically been dominated by...

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Pride Month Highlight: Adam McOmber, Justin Jannise, and Joe Baumann

Here at BOA, we're celebrating Pride Month by highlighting the work of our LGBTQ+ authors! We asked each of our wonderful summer interns to pick a title or two and write about them! To start off the series, BOA intern Apollo Chastain reviews Adam McOmber's My House Gathers Desire, Justin Jannise's How to be Better by Being Worse, and Joe Baumann's forthcoming story collection, Where Can I Take You When There's Nowhere To Go.   My House Gathers Desires by Adam McOmber Dripping with desire and unforgiven sins, Adam McOmber’s My House Gathers Desires combines the sensuality and blood of creature features with baroque stylings of the 19th...

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A BOA AAPI Reading List

May is Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and we're so excited to bring you a selection of new and backlist poetry titles by AAPI authors that exist at the intersection of identity, politics, queerness, and power. Spanning decades, experiences, and historical records, these collections explore vulnerability, and adolescence, love and systemic oppression. It's been our honor to publish them, and to share them with you now.  Buffalo Girl by Jessica Q. Stark In these hybrid poems, Jessica Q. Stark explores her mother’s fraught immigration to the United States from Vietnam at the end of war through the lens of...

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