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Poem of the Week: August 20, 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 Book of My Nights by Li-Young Lee. The Bridge The stars report a vast consequenceour human moment joins.Or is it all the darkaround them speaking?And if someone who listened for yearsone night hears Home,what is he to do with the storyhis bones hum to himabout the dust?Let him go in search of the hiding placeof the dew, where the hours are born.Let him uncover whose heartbeats behind the falling leaves.And as for the one who hears Remember,well, I...

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Exploring the Backlist: Dinah Cox's REMARKABLE

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, Mckayla T. takes a trip to the Great Plains through the short stories of Dinah Cox. Familiar Faces and Places in Dinah Cox's Remarkable. Salutations! My name’s Mckayla. I’m one of the interns here at BOA Editions this summer. I’m a Creative Writing major at SUNY Oswego with focuses in poetry and fiction, and I’m looking at transferring to RIT to finish up my studies with hopes of learning more about...

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The Atlantic features Chen Chen in "How Poetry Came to Matter Again"

Poulin Prize-winning author Chen Chen is featured in the September issue of The Atlantic as part of a long-form article on "How Came to Matter Again." The article by Jesse Lichtenstein explores the changing face of American poetry and the growing surge in poetry readership among Millennials and Generation Z. Lichenstein writes: The face of poetry in the United States looks very different today than it did even a decade ago, and far more like the demographics of Millennial America. If anything, the current crop of emerging poets anticipates the face of young America 30 years from now. The article notes how emerging poets use social...

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Poem of the Week: August 13, 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 Song by Brigit Pegeen Kelly. Petition These are the long weeks. The weeksOf waiting. Let them beLonger. Let the days smolderLike the peat slungIn plastic sacks by the greenhouseAnd let the seedlings not rushInto growth but climb the air slowlyAs if it were a ladder,One small foot at a time.Let the fetid smell of bone mealBe the body unlockingAs the river does, slowing to a hazy lazeThat pulls the boaters inAnd makes the fish rise up....

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MARK POLANZAK wins the 2018 BOA Editions Short Fiction Prize

Rochester, New York –– Mark Polanzak is the winner of the eighth annual BOA Editions Short Fiction Prize for his collection, The OK End of Funny Town. The collection was selected from over 350 submissions by BOA Publisher Peter Conners. Polanzak will receive a $1,000 honorarium and book publication by BOA Editions, Ltd. within the American Reader Series in spring 2020.“BOA Editions' literary fiction is innovative and it is remarkable. I have been a fan for years. I am thrilled—and still a little unconvinced—that I have won their Short Fiction Prize,” Polanzak said.Of the collection, Peter Conners says: “The OK...

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