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Poem of the Week: November 26, 2018

Hello readers! Every week, BOA's staff and interns share one of our favorite poems from our over 300 collections of poetry. This week's poem is from Walking the Dog's Shadow by Deborah Brown. A Family Story Like that mouse who clung to the cabin wall by its pale, delicate nails, its shapely knuckles curved tight, and then its tail flicking side to side like a tongue over its plump thumb of a body, as if joining the argument, clawing its way up, swaying until, in the morning, the soft collapsed body of the mouse, stuck half in, half out of the wall, as...

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Poem of the Week: Thanksgiving Edition, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving, Dear Readers! Every week, BOA's staff and interns share one of our favorite poems from our over 300 collections of poetry. This week poem is a special selection from the anthology Appetite: Food as Metaphor, edited by Phyllis Stowell and Jeanne Foster. We are ever grateful for the passion, the community, and the generosity of our readers, authors, board members, and supporters. We invite you to share your passion and generosity with our community this week by sharing your favorite Thanksgiving poems on social media this week with the hashtag #PoetryGratitudes. Family Reunion By Maxine Kumin The week in August you come home,...

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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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Poem of the Week: November 11, 2018

Hello readers! Every week, BOA's staff and interns share one of our favorite poems from our over 300 collections of poetry. In honor of Veterans Day, this week's poem is from Hugh Martin's brand new collection, In Country. Stay tuned to the BOA Blog for an exclusive interview on with Hugh Martin about his new book tomorrow. Service  Bright with light, the flagripples on the Jumbotronas they ask those who’ve servedto stand. Stand to behonored. Stand for us to showour appreciation. Please,stand. Come on, stand,my friend Sal says. So I standwith other men who standin ball caps & button-up jerseysin the many sections...

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Poem of the Week: November 5, 2018

Hello readers! Every week, BOA's staff and interns share one of our favorite poems from our over 300 collections of poetry. In the spirit of civic engagement and the American ideal of a government of the people, by the people, and for the people, this week's poem is a selection from Christian Barter's Bye-Bye Land: a book-length symphonic poem on the hopes and fears of America at the dawn of the 21st century. A selection from "Part I: The Warm Land" They strolled the campuses. They stood in chapels. They stood in chapels, under the huge stained glass. They drifted in silent, powerful automobiles....

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