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Holy Moly Carry Me a finalist for the Library of Virginia Literary Award

Rochester, NY — BOA Editions is proud to announce that Erika Meitner’s Holy Moly Carry Me (BOA Editions, 2018) has been selected as one of four finalists in the poetry category of the Library of Virginia’s 22nd Annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards. The winner in each category will be selected from among these finalists and announced at a gala celebration at the Library of Virginia on Saturday, October 19, 2019. “The commonwealth of Virginia is home to many talented writers whose work inspires and informs readers across the world,” said Librarian of Virginia Sandra G. Treadway. “The Library’s annual Literary...

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Exploring the Backlist: Francisca Aguirre's Ithaca

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 this post, Emily F. explores how poet Francisca Aguirre and translator Ana Valverde Osan construct a multi-layered translation of the Odyssey. Mythic Parallels and the Art of Translation: Francisca Aguirre's Ithaca Hi all! I’m Emily, a summer intern here at BOA Editions and a rising senior at University of Rochester, pursuing a degree in English Literature, with minors in Economics and Creative Writing. I don’t quite know what I’ll be doing...

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Summer Reading Recommendations 2019 from BOA Editions

Looking for a fresh summer reading list that features both poetry and fiction? Read on to explore a mix of new and classic books from BOA Editions—specially tailored by our interns to help you find just the right for this summer. 1. For Readers Looking for a Good Beach Read Molly Reid’s The Rapture Index, the winner of BOA’s Short Fiction Prize, is a collection of stories that expose human nature and reveal our fears and wonders through strange interactions with animals. Typically, animals take a backseat and invisible role in human life, but here, each animals represents our most...

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Exploring the Backlist: Janice N. Harrington's THE HANDS OF STRANGERS

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, Nia T. contemplates how Janice N. Harrington makes visible how nursing home residents and their caretakers experience the end of life. Confronting Mortality Through Poetry: Janice N. Harrington’s The Hands of Strangers Hi everyone! I’m Nia, one of BOA’s summer interns this year. I’m currently on a gap year, learning more about the publishing world and exploring more poetry, as I plan to transfer to Howard University to follow in the footsteps...

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Young People's Poet Laureate Naomi Shihab Nye is coming to Rochester for Dine & Rhyme 2019

Rochester, N.Y. — BOA Editions is pleased to announce that internationally beloved poet Naomi Shihab Nye will be the guest of honor at this year’s Dine & Rhyme fundraiser gala on Friday, October 4, 2019, at the Rochester Academy of Medicine. Nye is the author of The Tiny Journalist (BOA Editions, 2019) and was named the Young People’s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation in May 2019. Naomi Shihab Nye describes herself as a “wandering poet.” She has spent 40 years traveling the country and the world to lead writing workshops and inspiring students of all ages. Her father was...

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