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Poem of the Week: February 18, 2019

Hello readers! Every week, BOA's staff and interns share a special poem from our over 300 collections of poetry. This week's poem is from All Its Charms by Keetje Kuipers—now available for pre-order in the BOA Bookstore. Landscape with Sage and the Names of My Children I picked all the flowers, I palmed all the stones.I dropped the nameless insects onto my tongueand felt their black wings unfurl. I held the deadbuck by his antlers and dragged him through the sage,brought my teeth to the tender bridge of ribs and feduntil the glossy maggots overtook me.I climbed the red rocks robed in their red...

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BOA Editions to receive $30,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

Rochester, N.Y. — National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $27 million in grants as part of the Arts Endowment’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2019. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $30,000 to BOA Editions, Ltd. to support the publication and promotion of seven books of contemporary poetry in 2019. Art Works is the Arts Endowment’s principal grantmaking program. The agency received 1,605 Art Works applications for this round of grantmaking, and will award 972 grants in this category.“The arts enhance our communities and our lives,...

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The Science of Lost Futures a finalist for Association for Mormon Letters Award

Rochester, N.Y. — BOA Editions is excited to announce that The Science of Lost Futures by Ryan Habermeyer is a finalist for the 2019 Association for Mormon Letters Award in the Short Fiction Collection category. The Association for Mormon Letters announced the finalists in the Novel, Short Fiction Collection, and Short Fiction categories on their website yesterday, February 11, 2019. The winners of the 2019 Association for Mormon Letters Awards will be announced and presented on March 30 at the AML Conference, held in Berkeley, California. The Science of Lost Futures is a prize-winning collection full of quirky humor and intelligent absurdity....

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Poem of the Week: February 11, 2019

Hello readers! Every week, BOA's staff and interns share a special poem from our over 300 collections of poetry. This week's poem is from Documents by Jan-Henry Gray—now available for pre-order in the BOA Bookstore. Crush, Supermarket, California It’s easy tofall in lovewith thegrocery store boys—the one with thetiny coffee cupsweatshirt, too-tightpants & cotton shoes orthe impossibly palefish boy who smileswhen he says, I’mfrom Alaska. Yourheart swelled,stupid &dreamingof a boatin arcticwaters,stars,dotsthatdot theocean floor, youwill readhim poems & hewill explain the codein the constellationuntil morningwaking together,hunting forno fish, sailingas you two do,parallelonly toeach other,listening to icemeltbackto water.

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Poem of the Week: February 4, 2019

Hello readers! Every week, BOA's staff and interns share a special poem from our over 300 collections of poetry. This week's poem is from The Tiny Journalist by Naomi Shihab Nye—now available for pre-order in the BOA Bookstore. Separation Wall When the milk is sour, it separates. The next time you stop speaking, ask yourself why you were born. They say they are scared of us. The nuclear bomb is scared of the cucumber. When my mother asks me to slice cucumbers, I feel like a normal person with fantastic dilemmas: Do I make rounds or sticks? Shall I trim the seeds?...

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