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Year of the Dog named a finalist for the 2021 Firecracker Awards

We are proud to announce that Year of the Dog by Deborah Paredez has been named a finalist for the 2021 Firecracker Award for Poetry! The Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) announced the finalists for this year's Firecracker Awards on their website this morning, May 10, 2021. Deborah Paredez's Year of the Dog is a Blessing the Boats Selection that tells her story as a Latina daughter of the Vietnam War. The title refers to the year 1970—the Year of the Metal Dog in the lunar calendar—which was the year of the author’s birth, the year her father prepared to deploy to Vietnam...

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A Roundup for Women's History Month

Women's History Month is an opportunity for people to be reminded of the importance of the female experience. Reading books written by women gives everyone a chance to get some perspective on how gender has played a role in many people’s lives. As this month comes to a close, continue to take time to hear someone else's story - from motherhood, to immigration, to queerness, to everywhere in between. Here are some great BOA reads to get you started!

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Guest Blog: Poet Kendra DeColo on The Making of an Audiobook

We're excited to release BOA's first audiobook this spring! Poet Kendra DeColo had the opportunity to reflect on her experience recording the audiobook for her new collection I Am Not Trying to Hide My Hungers from the World—new from BOA in print, as an ebook, and as our first ever audiobook in April 2021! The Making of an Audiobook Before audiobooks were popular, my grandmother would sit at her desk and read The New York Times into a recording device each week for the visually impaired. It was something she did post-retirement from her career in politics (where she helped craft legislation preceding...

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BOA stands with the Asian community

BOA is deeply saddened and angered by violence against the Asian community in New York and across the country. We are committed to speaking up against racism in all forms. We stand with our Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander authors, employees, members, and community. #StopAsianHate BOA remains committed to bringing vital voices to a world of readers. We have curated a small selection of BOA titles by Asian and Asian American poets whose work reveals the richness of their experiences. Letters to a Young Brown Girl by Barbara Jane Reyes Documents by Jan-Henry Gray Sky Country by Christine Kitano When I Grow Up...

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February Review Roundup

BOA Editions is proud to present nine reviews of forthcoming releases and recent backlist titles released in the month of February. Read the reviews linked below for a sneak peek into some of our upcoming and recently published books!

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