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Interview with Ron Martin-Dent, BOA's Director of Publicity & Production

Have you ever wondered about the staff members that keep BOA running? Well, wonder no more! We’ve created a short interview series so you can get to know the BOA staff. Next up, we have Ron Martin-Dent (He/Him), BOA’s Director of Publicity & Production.  BOA: Hi Ron! Tell us about your role at BOA! Ron: I wear many hats! My official title is Director of Publicity & Production, but I also serve as BOA’s marketing director. In a nutshell, I make sure the books are all printed on time (including ebooks and now audiobooks), and I help spread the word...

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Interview with Peter Conners, BOA Executive Director & Publisher

  Have you ever wondered about the staff members that keep BOA running? Well, wonder no more! We’ve created a short interview series so you can get to know the BOA staff. This series is also available on the BOA blog! First up, we have Peter Conners (He/Him), BOA’s Executive Director & Publisher. BOA: Hi Peter! What’s your role at BOA? Peter: As Publisher and Executive Director, I lead BOA, overseeing, advising on, and ultimately being responsible for all aspects of operations, with the goal of supporting and forwarding our literary mission. I keep my eyes open for new opportunities,...

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Letters to a Young Brown Girl named a finalist for the 2021 California Book Awards

We are excited to share the news that Letters to a Young Brown Girl by Barbara Jane Reyes has been named a finalist for the 2021 California Book Award for Poetry! The Commonwealth Club of California announced the finalists in a press release on May 18, 2021. “The California Book Awards has been honoring California books and authors for nine decades,” commented Award Jury Chair, Peter Fish. “We think this year’s finalists are especially timely, innovative, and thought-provoking.” Barbara Jane Reyes's Letters to a Young Brown Girl is a Blessing the Boats Selection that answers the questions of Filipino American girls and young women...

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Danni Quintos wins 20th annual A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize

Rochester, NY—BOA Editions, Ltd. is thrilled to announce that Danni Quintos of Lexington, KY is the winner of the 20th annual A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. Her winning manuscript, Two Brown Dots, was selected by esteemed poet and essayist Aimee Nezhukumatathil from a pool of more than 900 original submissions. Two Brown Dots will be published by BOA Editions in April 2022 as part of the New Poets of America Series with a foreword by Aimee Nezhukumatathil. Quintos will also receive a $1,000 honorarium.  “With a remarkable humor and candor, Danni Quintos blazes across these pages in a most magical...

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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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