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A Spoonful of Nutella and a Caboodle: An Interview with Danni Quintos

Danni Quintos is the author of the debut poetry collection Two Brown Dots, which was selected by Aimee Nezhukumatathil as the 20th Poulin Prize winner. This collection was published by BOA Editions on April 12, 2022 and explores what it means to be a racially ambiguous, multiethnic, Asian American woman growing up in Kentucky. Encompassing a whole journey from girlhood to motherhood, Two Brown Dots subverts stereotypes to reclaim agency and pride in the realness and rawness and unprettyness of a brown girl’s body, boldly declaring: We exist, we belong, we are from here, and we will continue to be. Learn more about the book through this exclusive...

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Faces in the Food Lion Parking Lot: An Interview with Erika Meitner

Erika Meitner is the author of Useful Junk, which was published by BOA Editions on April 5, 2022, as well as the BOA collections Holy Moly Carry Me (2018) and Copia (2014). In her newest collection, Meitner takes up the question of desire and intimacy, exploring memory, passion, and the various ways the body sees and is seen. Learn more about Erika and her work through this exclusive self-interview! When did you start writing this book? This book began in the Food Lion parking lot one night in late 2016 when I was sitting in my car, and noticed how many people around me were also sitting in their...

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Celebrate Women's History Month With These BOA Titles!

As Women’s History Month comes to a close, check out some of the amazing recent BOA titles written by women! Below you’ll find a mix of poems and book descriptions to pique your interest and get you excited to read (or re-read) these dynamic and heart-felt collections. Letters to a Young Brown Girl by Barbara Jane Reyes Excerpt from "Dear Brown Girl," What if I told you that you don’t have to do as you’re told. Yes, you can cut up the script they made you recite by heart with your cut up tongue. Yes, by those people, who wanted...

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Cynthia Dewi Oka chosen for the next Blessing the Boats Selection

 Rochester, NY— BOA Editions, Ltd. will publish A Tinderbox in Three Acts by Cynthia Dewi Oka as the next Blessing the Boats Selections title. Oka will receive a $5,000 honorarium, and her manuscript will be published in September 2022 as part of the American Poets Continuum Series. A Tinderbox in Three Acts is the second selection by Blessing the Boats Selections Editor-at-Large Aracelis Girmay. Girmay said of the collection: “I cannot say enough how critical this work is for its history, specificity, and devotion. At its center churn insurmountable, incomprehensible brutalities. These are the facts. But Oka and her fellow organizers, researchers, artists,...

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We'll see you at AWP!

  BOA is thrilled to be back at AWP this year at Booth 1127! Stop by to see us, get an early (and signed) copy of one of our forthcoming spring books and recent backlist, and grab a sticker! As we prepare, we wanted to share our signing schedule and all of our authors' panels here. AWP will be held from March 23–26, 2022 in Philadelphia, PA in the Pennsylvania Convention Center. More details can be found on AWP's website. Author Signings at the BOA Booth Erika Meitner, Useful JunkThursday, March 24, 2022, 10:00 am to 10:45 am  Justin Jannise, How to be Better by Being...

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