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The Rapture Index longlisted for the PEN America Literary Award

Rochester, N.Y. — BOA Editions is excited to announce that The Rapture Index: A Suburban Bestiary by Molly Reid is on the longlist for the 2020 PEN America Literary Award PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Short Story Collection. PEN America announced the ten finalists for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize on their website this morning, December 13, 2019. This year’s judges for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize were Aimee Bender, Jamel Brinkley, Samantha Hunt, Randa Jarrar, and Elissa Schappell. “I'm absolutely thrilled to be in such impressive company on the longlist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize,” said Reid. “I'm...

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The Second O of Sorrow wins Housatonic Book Award

Rochester, N.Y. — BOA Editions is proud to announce that The Second O of Sorrow by Sean Thomas Dougherty has won the 2019 Housatonic Book Award for Poetry. Western Connecticut State University's MFA in Creative and Professional Writing announced the winners of the 2019 Housatonic Book Awards on their website last week. The Second O of Sorrow celebrates the struggles, the dignity, and the joys of working-class life in the Rust Belt. Finding delight in everyday moments—a night at a packed karaoke bar, a father and daughter planting a garden, a biography of LeBron James as a metaphor for Ohio—these poems take pride in...

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Exploring the Backlist: Aurelie Sheehan’s Jewelry Box

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, Sarah W. looks at the reflections of memory in Aurelie Sheehan's collection of histories. The Paradox of Nostalgia within Jewelry Box Hi there, readers! My name is Sarah Watkins. I am one of BOA’s current interns! Right now, I spend half my days in the BOA office, and the other half in class at The College at Brockport. I will be graduating at the end of this upcoming semester...

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Exploring the Backlist: Appetite: Food as Metaphor

Happy Thanksgiving, 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, Genevieve H. whets our appetites by sampling the banquet of experiences in one of BOA's most delectable anthologies. Wading into Human Experience in Appetite: Food as Metaphor Hi! My name is Genevieve Hartman. I’m enjoying a gap year after my recent graduation from Houghton College, working as a substitute teacher and surrounding myself with books at BOA. I hope to be accepted into a graduate program in Fall...

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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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