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Poem of the Week: September 17, 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 from Mandatory Evacuation by North Carolinian poet Peter Makuck is dedicated to the people affected by Hurricane Florence. Streetlamps The last long streaks of sunlightfinally slipfrom photo cellsatop each poleand one, two, threedown the hillabove the brick street and yellow leavesit begins—not the soft whitehovering and shimmering I sawthose grade school nightson bedroom ceiling and wall,but a harsh, almost purple glow.They’re not angels any morebut keepa kind of faith(flicker though it will)with my parents’ house,the woodstove kitchen,the music and voicesdrifting upstairsto my...

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Poem of the Week: September 10, 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 Holy Moly Carry Me by Erika Meitner. No Matter How Many Skies Have Fallen Let’s say we are making a list,and it’s not about how to begood or zombie foreclosuresor anything resembling distresscalls from an airline going downin a cluster of trees. Someonesays, I’ve got a situation here,but they don’t mean that holidaypicture of you dangling handcuffsfrom your index finger or the factthat your mother loved youvery much until we enhancedthe audio. Let’s say we are inviolation of...

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BOA Poets win two Academy of American Poets awards

Rochester, N.Y. — BOA Editions is thrilled to announce that two BOA titles have won prestigious awards from the Academy of American Poets. In a release distributed by AP News this morning, the Academy of American Poets announced that The Trembling Answers by Craig Morgan Teicher won the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize and that Night Angler by Geffrey Davis won the James Laughlin Award. BOA Publisher Peter Conners says, “I couldn’t be happier to see two BOA titles win awards from the Academy of American Poets this year. Geffrey and Craig are both outstanding poets, and their newest collections are...

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Poem of the Week: August 27, 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 The Second O of Sorrow by Sean Thomas Dougherty. Why Bother? Because right now there is   someoneOut there witha wound               in the exact shape                          of your words.   The Second O of Sorrow is available from the BOA Bookstore. Catch up on your summer reading with BOA's Summer Sale—going on now! Take 30% off all BOA Bookstore orders for a limited...

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Exploring the Backlist: Devin Becker's Shame | Shame

Hello readers! Join our team of interns as they explore over 40 years of our publication history and share their passion for some of their favorite titles from BOA Editions. In today's post, Maddi P. takes a psychoanalytical lens to the poetry of Devin Becker. Anxiety and Humor in David Becker's Shame | Shame. Hi! My name is Madisyn, and I’m a Biopsychology major with a Food Systems & Nutrition minor at Tufts University (which I know may seem odd for an intern at a publishing company). As I begin my junior year this fall, my plan is to also add English...

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