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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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The Poetic Video Montages of Dan Albergotti

[caption id="attachment_76" align="alignright" width="200" caption="The Boatloads by Dan Albergotti."][/caption] This is the last month to submit a manuscript to BOA's 9th annual first-book contest, the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. So it's a perfect time to celebrate the success of a previous Poulin Prize winner: Dan Albergotti. Dan's first poetry collection, The Boatloads, was chosen by final judge Edward Hirsch as winner of the 6th annual contest. Dan's manuscript rose to the top of 888 submissions that year, because, as Hirsch wrote, “Dan Albergotti’s first book, The Boatloads, is filled with the spirit of mystery. It is a startling achievement...

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Listen to Wyn Cooper

Wyn Cooper's first BOA poetry collection, Postcards from the Interior, appeared in 2005. The book is a collection of postcard poems 'sent' from varied places, and states of heart and mind. The collection balances prose poems, free verse, and formal verse. The first section, "Postcards from Vermont," is composed of poems from Vermont towns and historical landmarks. The second section includes postcard poems from other settings, real and imagined. Now we're gearing up to publish Wyn's new collection, Chaos is the New Calm, in May 2010. This book is a collection of sonnets and sonnet-like poems, some rhymed, some not....

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Cecilia Woloch on a roll with Carpathia

Cecilia Woloch joined the BOA family in 2003 with her first book, Late. Anyone who has seen Cecilia read or taken one of her many writing workshops, knows what an adventurous poetic spirit she possesses. That spirit permeates every page of her just-released poetry collection, Carpathia. Here are some recent kudos for Carpathia. On the blog Writing the Polish Diaspora, we read, "Cecilia's poems are like those stories. They takes you by the hand and ask you to rest and breathe and listen to the songs in the wind, the voices from the past and the voices from faraway telling...

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BOA Classics

With 33 years of publishing under our belt, BOA has accumulated rich archives of letters, reviews, and miscellaneous literary riches. We thought it would be fun to share some of these classics with you. "BOA Classics" will be a trip back in time and also a chance to remember some treasures of American and international literature. Enjoy!

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