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Happy New Year!

As we approach 2022, it’s easy to want to leave 2021 behind. While this past year definitely had its challenges, our team at BOA is proud to step back and recognize all of the amazing things accomplished in 2021, including celebrating our 45th anniversary of publishing vital new voices in poetry and short fiction! In the last year, BOA published eleven incredible titles, including: Welcome to Sonnetville, New Jersey by Craig Morgan Teicher  I Am Not Trying to Hide My Hungers from the World by Kendra DeColo  How to be Better by Being Worse by Justin Jannise  The Naomi Letters...

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A 2021 Holiday Gift Guide from BOA Editions

Not sure what BOA book to gift your friends and family? We've made up this Holiday Gift Guide to all of BOA's 2021 titles. Follow the flowchart below to learn more about our most recent publications, find these titles and others in the New Releases section of the BOA Bookstore, and get 25% off at checkout, now through December 13th! 

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A Review Round-up for Fall 2021

In case you've missed them, BOA is delighted to share these reviews of our Fall 2021, plus a few previews from Spring 2022 authors. Read on, and don't forget to stop by the BOA bookstore to get these titles for 25% off, now through Dec. 13! Ceive by BK Fischer (2021) “Review: Ceive,” Harriet Books, Poetry Foundation From the review: “Fischer’s postapocalyptic universe offers a terrifying glimpse into a future in which the world and the words we use to describe it are all in ruins.” Among Elms, In Ambush by Bruce Weigl  “Nance Van Winckel reads “The Man In the Chair”...

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BOA's 2021 Halloween Picks!

Happy Halloween! At BOA, we prefer treats over tricks, and our treat to you is this list of spooky titles to help you get into the Halloween spirit! Grab a title or two today!  Caw by Michael Waters In passionate poems about sin, obsession, and mortality—an artist’s infatuation with a doll, an interspecies relationship, an ex-lover whose presence lingers in recipes, ecclesiastical birds, and a sex toy holding a loved one’s ashes—Waters delivers impeccably crafted narratives infused with his signature lyrical gestures. At the book’s core is a sequence of twenty-five poems on aging, dementia, and caregiving, chiseled phrase by...

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Dine & Rhyme 2021

On Friday, October 8, 2021, BOA held its 24th annual Dine & Rhyme celebrating 20 years of the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize with a documentary created by Kai Carlson-Wee. Geffrey Davis, Chen Chen, & Keetje Kuipers enriched the evening with readings from their various repertoires of BOA published books. This year's silent auction was hosted online through 32actions thanks to donations from many incredible sponsors and donors.  2021 brought back Dine & Rhyme as an in-person event at the Rochester Academy of Medicine and created an atmosphere accented with a beautiful architectural space, good company, and opportunities to interface with the...

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