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New York State Council on the Arts awards BOA Editions $23,000

Rochester, N.Y. — BOA Editions, Ltd. announced today that it has been awarded a $23,000 grant from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) for FY2020 with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. NYSCA grants support the transformative impact of the performing, literary, visual and media arts in New York State. BOA Editions is one of 462 arts organizations across New York State receiving a total of $8,383,993 million in grants through NYSCA’s Round II FY2020 funding to support arts programs that drive New York State’s economic growth and community health....

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Dine & Rhyme 2019

On Friday, October 4th, attendees of BOA’s 22nd annual Dine & Rhyme fundraiser were treated to a very special evening with poet Naomi Shihab Nye. With a focus on her newest BOA poetry publication, The Tiny Journalist (BOA, April 2019), Naomi read poems and shared stories about her personal connections to Palestine. 

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Four BOA books to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 to October 15! BOA is honored and grateful for the voices of Hispanic and Latinx writers who have enriched our culture. Here are four collections from BOA authors to help you celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Beautiful Wall by Ray Gonzalez Out of the dust and mud, Ray Gonzales’s Beautiful Wall rises. Infused with a deep understanding of place, often set in the deserts of Mexico and the American Southwest, these poems follow the everyday gods, past and present, that hover nearby. Testimonials to injustice and homages to ancestors come alongside dreamy journeys beside cacti and...

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E.C. Osondu wins the 9th annual BOA Short Fiction Prize

Rochester, New York –– BOA Editions, Ltd. is pleased to announce that E.C. Osondu is the winner of the ninth annual BOA Short Fiction Prize for his collection Alien Stories. BOA Publisher Peter Conners selected the winning manuscript from a pool of more than 320 submissions. Osondu will receive a $1,000 honorarium and book publication by BOA Editions, Ltd. within the American Reader Series in spring 2021. “Thank you, BOA Editions, for opening your arms and giving a home to Alien Stories. Particularly poignant because these are for the most part stories about characters who seesaw between finding a home...

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Richard Blanco will judge the 19th Poulin Prize

We are thrilled to announce that renowned poet Richard Blanco will judge the 19th A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize, which opens to submissions today! Richard Blanco is the fifth presidential inaugural poet in U.S. history—the youngest, first Latino, immigrant, and gay person to serve in such a role. Born in Madrid to Cuban exile parents and raised in Miami, the negotiation of cultural identity and place characterize his body of work. He is the author of the poetry collections Looking for the Gulf Motel, Directions to the Beach of the Dead, and City of a Hundred Fires; the poetry chapbooks...

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