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Poem of the Week: July 9, 2018

Greetings! Every week throughout the summer, BOA's staff and interns will share one of our favorite poems from our over 300 collections of poetry. This week's poem is from Holy Moly Carry Me by Erika Meitner. Diaspora I am riding the F train to Brooklyn with my son, who is Appalachian as much as anything, who is six and does not notice the Hasidic women reading Tehilim on their way home, praying psalms from worn leather- bound siddurim, moving their lips past Broadway, Second Avenue, Delancey, and he would not know to identify them by their below- the-knee skirts, the filled in parts of...

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Poem of the Week: July 2, 2018

Greetings! Every week throughout the summer, BOA's staff and interns will share one of our favorite poems from our over 300 collections of poetry. This week's poem is from Rail by Kai Carlson-Wee. Listen to a recording of this week's poem on SoundCloud. Pike Somewhere in her heart she remembers the sound of lake water hitting the boat. The low back-and-forth of buoyed weight working to hold up the bodies inside. Her father removing a worm from the loose earth, threading the wet pink flesh with a hook. Dirt on his fingers. The long, bleeding body in agony, curling to feel its way up...

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Dine & Rhyme with poet and filmmaker Kai Carlson-Wee

Annual fundraiser gala will feature poetry, film, a live auction, and a conversation with the author. BOA Editions invites you to ride the rails at this year’s Dine & Rhyme on Friday, September 28th, at the Rochester Academy of Medicine. This event celebrating poetry, film, and the art of the journey will feature poetry readings and a film screening by Kai Carlson-Wee, author of Rail (BOA Editions, 2018) and director of the award-winning documentary short film Riding the Highline. Tickets are $65 in advance ($75 at the door). Kai Carlson-Wee is a poet, photographer, and filmmaker who began riding freight...

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The Living Theatre wins Northern California Book Award

BOA Editions is thrilled to announce that Jeanne Foster and Alan Williamson’s translation of The Living Theatre by Bianca Tarozzi has won the 2018 Northern California Book Award for Poetry in Translation. This award recognizes the top work by a northern California translator published in 2017. The Northern California Book Award was started in 1981 by the Northern California Book Reviewers, to honor northern California writers and to draw attention to exceptional services in the field of literature. It recognizes works in Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Translation, and Children’s Literature. Winners were announced at the 37th Annual Northern California Book Awards ceremony...

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Poem of the Week: June 25, 2018

Greetings! Every week throughout the summer, BOA's staff and interns will share one of our favorite poems from our over 300 collections of poetry. This week's poem is from Diwata by Barbara Jane Reyes. Garden This is the story I was told: she doesn’t remember when the yellow housewas new, when the backyard, formerly a farmer’s plot, was a mess of thornsand weeds. She doesn’t remember when the fi rst rains fell in autumn, whenthe weeds grew a grown-up’s waist high. She doesn’t remember how the soilwas so rich, how the worms were so juicy, wriggling, and fat. She doesn’tremember how the...

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