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Editor Book Review "The Beats at Naropa"

[caption id="attachment_395" align="alignleft" width="180" caption="Beats at Naropa reviewed by BOA Editor Peter Conners"][/caption] BOA Editors Thom Ward and Peter Conners are both active in the literary community - teaching, giving talks, writing and publishing their own work, and reviewing books by non-BOA authors. The current issue of Rain Taxi on-line features a review of Beats at Naropa: An Anthology (Coffee House Press, 2009) by Peter Conners wherein Conners says things like: "As paterfamilias of the school, Ginsberg gets his say throughout this collection, as does its presiding spirit Anne Waldman, who co-edited the book with librarian and Naropa alumna Laura...

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The Making of an eBook: Part 1

[caption id="attachment_391" align="alignleft" width="274" caption="Craig Morgan Teicher. BOA author."][/caption] Craig Morgan Teicher, author of a forthcoming collection of stories and fables, Cradle Book (BOA, April 2010), continues his Mediabistro blog on "The Making of an eBook." Specifically, his BOA ebook! "Welcome to the first part of an ongoing series on eBookNewser called "The Making of An eBook," in which the blog will follow the process a small publisher goes through to turn a manuscript into an eBook. As we mentioned before the New Year, the book we'll be following is mine--I've been permitted to drop the veil of the third...

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Blogalicious on Woloch's "Blazon"

[caption id="attachment_387" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Cecilia Woloch. BOA poet."][/caption] Diane Lockward of Blogalicious does a feature called "The Poet on the Poem" in which she features one poem and then interviews the author about it. Currently, she's featuring the poem "Blazon" from Cecilia Woloch's newest collection, Carpathia. It's always fascinating to hear a poet describe how much time, energy, and consideration goes into a poem, particularly when you have a poet (like Cecilia) who is experienced at discussing her work and teaching poetry. Here's Diane's introduction to the feature: "I'm delighted to have Cecilia Woloch for this second The Poet on...

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A note from BOA's Development Director Melissa Hall

[caption id="attachment_381" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Melissa Hall. BOA Development Director."][/caption] Thank you to all who have contributed to our annual campaign so far. To date we have received over $28,500 in donations. We’re on our way to our goal of $40,000 but not quite there yet. As book sales only fund 40% of our annual budget, the annual campaign is an extremely important source of funding for us. As a not-for profit independent literary publisher, we depend on you to help us continue our mission of fostering readers and bringing high quality literature to the public. And high quality literature it...

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Gently Read Literature Takes on Sharp Stars

[caption id="attachment_373" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Sharon Bryan. BOA poet."][/caption] Gently Read Literature has emerged as one of those increasingly rare breeds - an intelligent review publication that takes the time to publish in-depth, comprehensive reviews of poetry and fiction. It doesn't matter whether a publication is online or in-print, any venue publishing thoughtful reviews these days should be celebrated and supported. We're thrilled to have Sharon Bryan's Sharp Stars (winner of the Isabella Gardner Poetry Award for 2009) reviewed by J. Michael Wahlgren for the current issue of Gently Read Literature. The review starts: "In Sharp Stars, Sharon Bryan is concerned...

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