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BOA Office: A Photo Tour

You ask & we deliver! Fred Courtright of [The Permissions Company] has been handling BOA's permission requests for many years. If you want to [reprint] a BOA poem for an anthology, book, course packet, etc. then you'll eventually talk to Fred. But Fred lives in Pennsylvania and BOA is way over here in Rochester, NY. So, even though he's an indispensable part of our organization, Fred has never actually seen the BOA office! Fred sent a "comment" after one of our recent blog entries asking for photos of the BOA office. It occurred to us that other people might be...

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Cecilia Woloch Interviewed on Moe Green Poetry Discussion

Cecilia Woloch was interviewed on 11/15/2009 for the The Moe Green Poetry Dissicusion with Rafael F.J Alvarado & Chelsea Bayouth. The Moe Green show has featured numerous BOA authors over the years, giving listeners a chance to hear them reading and discussing their poetry in their own words.Below is the intro and bio posted on the Moe Green site. You can link to the interview here: [Cecilia Woloch on Moe Green Poetry Discussion] [Purchase Carpathia] Cecilia Woloch was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and grew up there and in rural Kentucky, one of seven children of a homemaker and an airplane...

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A Tribute to W. D. Snodgrass

W. D. Snodgrass, affectionately known as “De” to his family, friends and students, was one of America’s finest contemporary poets. De published many collections of poetry, as well as books of translations, essays and a memoir. De’s collection The Fuhrer Bunker: A Cycle of Poems in Progress was BOA’s first title, published in 1977. That book was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award (see our earlier post for an original copy of that nomination letter), as was the last book De published with BOA – Not For Specialists: New and Selected Poems (2006). In between those collections, were...

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Kudos for translator Idra Novey

In 2007, BOA Editions published The Clean Shirt of It through our Lannan Translation Selections Series. The Clean Shirt of It is the first English translation of a full-length poetry title by acclaimed Brazilian poet Paulo Henriques Britto. The book was masterfully translated by Idra Novey who also wrote an Introduction to the collection. American Poet had this to say about the collection: "Britto is deeply aware of and involved in the poetics and politics of his country but, as is expressed through his poetry, lives in the shifting, indefinable cultural space that often produces the most felt and honest...

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BOA Open House During Holiday Gala

BOA is housed in a big funky building that used to be a shoe factory. Now it's home to some of the most talented artists in Rochester - and to us! Each December, the building holds a Holiday Gala and all the artists throw open their doors to display and sell their work. There is live music, snacks and beverages, and every kind of artwork you can imagine (pottery, sculpture, fine art jewelry, textiles, paintings, photography...).BOA also takes the opportunity to hold an open house during the Holiday Gala. All our books are on display and all the staff and...

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