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A. Poulin Jr.

The founder of BOA, Editions, Ltd., A. Poulin, Jr. was the author of six collections of poetry. Poulin was also a major translator of the French and German poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke, and the co-editor, with Michael Waters, of Contemporary American Poetry (Houghton-Mifflin). Mentor to numerous contemporary poets and...

Adam McOmber

Adam McOmber’s debut short story collection This New & Poisonous Air was published by BOA in 2011. He is Assistant Director of Creative Nonfiction at Columbia College Chicago, where he teaches both creative nonfiction and mythology, and is the associate editor of the literary magazine Hotel Amerika. His  novel, The White Forest, was published...

Adrie Kusserow

Adrie Kusserow is a cultural anthropologist who works with Sudanese refugees in trying to build schools in war-worn South Sudan. Currently an associate professor of Cultural Anthropology at St. Michael’s College in Vermont, Kusserow earned her PhD in Social Anthropology from Harvard University. She is the author of two collections...

Aimee Parkison

Aimee Parkison has received a Christopher Isherwood Fellowship, a Writers at Work Fellowship, and a Kurt Vonnegut Fiction Prize.  Parkison writes and publishes fiction and poetry.  She has an MFA from Cornell University and is an Associate Professor of English at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where she...

Alan Michael Parker

Alan Michael Parker is the author of eight collections of poetry, including three from BOA Editions: The Vandals (1999), Love Song with Motor Vehicles (2003) and Elephants & Butterflies (2008). The Douglas C. Houchens Professor of English at Davidson College, Parker also teaches at the University of Tampa Low-Residency MFA...

Ales Steger

Aleš Šteger first collection of poems, Chessboards of Hours, was published in 1995 right after the fall of Yugoslavia. The collection sold out in three weeks heralding Šteger as one of Slovenia's most promising poets. Since then, his work has been translated into 16 languages. The Book of Things (BOA, 2011), translated...

Aleš Debeljak

Aleš Debeljak was the author of eight collections of poetry and twelve books of essays in Slovenian. His work has been translated into English, Japanese, German, Croatian, Serbian, Polish, Hungarian, Czech, Spanish, Slovak, Finnish, Lithuanian, and Italian. His latest work, Smugglers, translated by Brian Henry, was published by BOA in 2015. Deblejak was active in civil society...

Alpay Ulku

Alpay Ulku's debut collection Meteorology (BOA, 1999) was selected as a "Notable Debut" by the Academy of American Poets Book Club. He received an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and fellowships from the Helen Wurlitzer Foundation and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts. His work has appeared...

Anne Germanacos

Anne Germanacos is the author of two short-story collections In the Time of the Girls (BOA, 2010), and Tribute (Rescue Press, 2016). Together with her husband, Nick Germanacos, she ran the Ithaka Cultural Studies Program on the islands of Kalymnos and Crete. She runs the Germanacos Foundation in San Francisco. For more...

Anne Hebert

Anne Hébert was a Canadian author and poet. She won Canada's top literary honor, the Governor General's Award, three times, twice for fiction and once for poetry. Her work has been translated into seven languages and her novels are recognized as masterpieces of contemporary French fiction. She worked for Radio Canada and...

Anthony Piccione

Anthony Piccione was the author of four collections of poetry from BOA: The Guests at the Gate (2002), For the Kingdom (1995), Seeing It Was So (1986), and Anchor Dragging (1978), chosen by Archibald MacLeish for BOA's A. Poulin, Jr. New Poets of America Series. Piccione founded Upright Hall, a residence...

Anthony Tognazzini

Anthony Tognazzini is a writer and teacher. His fiction collection, I Carry A Hammer in My Pocket for Occasions Such As These,  was published by BOA in 2007. He has received residencies from Yaddo, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, and Ledig House International Writers's Colony, and awards from the Academy of American...

Aracelis Girmay

Aracelis Girmay is the author of three collections of poetry: the black maria (BOA Editions, 2016); Kingdom Animalia (BOA Editions, 2011), winner of the 2011 Isabella Gardner Poetry Award and the GLCA New Writers Award, and a finalist for both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award;...

Arthur Rimbaud

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Aurelie Sheehan

Aurelie Sheehan is the author of three short story collections, two novels, and a novella. Her most recent books are Demigods on Speedway (University of Arizona Press, 2014), and Jewelry Box: A Collection of Histories (BOA 2013). Stories have appeared in journals including Alaska Quarterly Review, Conjunctions, Epoch, Fence, The...

Barbara Jane Reyes

Barbara Jane Reyes' Diwata (BOA, 2010) was a finalist for the California Book Award. Reyes is also the author of two previous poetry collections: Gravities of Center, and Poeta en San Francisco, which was awarded the 2005 James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. She was born in...

Barry Wallenstein

Barry Wallenstein is the author of five collections of poetry, including Beast is a Wolf With Brown Fire (BOA 1977). His poetry has appeared in over 100 journals in the U.S. and abroad, and in recent years he has emerged on a global level, participating in fellowships, workshops, and readings...

Barton Sutter

Barton Sutter is the only author to win the Minnesota Book Award in three different categories: poetry for The Book of Names: New and Selected Poems (BOA, 1993); fiction for My Father’s War and Other Stories (Viking Adult, 1991); and creative non-fiction for Cold Comfort: Life at the Top of...

Brigit Pegeen Kelly

Brigit Pegeen Kelley is the author of three collections of poetry: To the Place of Trumpets (Yale University Press, 1988), selected by James Merrill for the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize; Song (BOA, 1995), winner of the Lamont Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets; and The Orchard...

Bruce Beasley

Bruce Beasley is the author of seven collections of poetry, most recently Theophobia (BOA, 2012). Beasley is the recipient of the University of Georgia Press Contemporary Poetry Series Award for The Corpse Flower: New & Selected Poems (University of Washington Press, 2007), and the Colorado Prize for Poetry for Summer...

Bruce Bond

Bruce Bond is the author of a number of collections of poetry including Radiography (BOA 1997), winner of the Natalie Ornish Best Book of Poetry Award. He has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Texas Commission on the Arts. A classical and jazz guitarist, Bond...

Cecilia Woloch

Cecilia Woloch is the author of six collections of poetry, including two from BOA Editions: Late (2004), for which she was named Georgia Author of the Year; and Carpathia (2009), a finalist for the Milton Kessler Poetry Award. A celebrated teacher, Woloch has conducted poetry workshops for thousands of children,...

Chen Chen

Chen Chen was born in Xiamen, China, and grew up in Massachusetts. His debut poetry collection, When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities, won the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. His work has appeared in two chapbooks and in such publications as Poetry, Gulf...

Christian Barter

Christian Barter is the author of three books of poetry: In Someone Else’s House, winner of the 2014 Maine Literary Award; The Singers I Prefer, a Lenore Marshall Prize finalist; and Bye-Bye Land, winner of the Isabella Gardner Award from BOA Editions. His poetry appears widely in such places as...

Christopher Kennedy

Christopher Kennedy is the author of four collections of poetry, including two from BOA Editions: Ennui Prophet (2011) and Encouragement for a Man Falling to His Death (2007), which won the Isabella Gardner Poetry Award from BOA. He is also co-translator of Light & Heavy Things: Selected Poems of Zeeshan...

Craig Morgan Teicher

Craig Morgan Teicher is the author of three books of poetry: The Trembling Answers; To Keep Love Blurry; and Brenda Is in the Room and Other Poems, winner of the 2007 Colorado Prize for Poetry; as well as Cradle Book: Stories and Fables. He is also the editor of Once...

Crystal Bacon

Crystal Bacon's first poetry collection, Elegy with a Glass of Whiskey (BOA, 2003), was awarded  A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Stephen Dunn. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications in the United States and Canada, and she has presented essays on Elizabeth Bishop in Massachusetts,...

Dan Albergotti

Dan Albergotti is the author of two collections of poetry: Millennial Teeth (Southern Illinois University Press, 2014), selected by Rodney James as the winner of the 2013 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition; and The Boatloads (BOA, 2008), which was selected by Edward Hirsch as the winner of the...

Daniel Grandbois

Daniel Grandbois is the author of the prose poetry/flash fiction collection Unlucky Lucky Days (BOA Editions, 2008), the art novel The Hermaphrodite: An Hallucinated Memoir (Green Integer, 2010), and the prose poetry collection Unlucky Lucky Tales (Texas Tech University Press, September 2012). He plays upright bass in Slim Cessna's Auto...

Daniela Crasnaru

The winner of the 1991 Romanian Academy Prize, Romania's highest literary honor, Daniela Crăsnaru has published more than ten books of poetry including Sea-level Zero (BOA, 1999). One of the most important contemporary poets in Romania, her work has been translated into more than 15 languages. In 1991 she received...

Dariusz Sośnicki

Dariusz Sośnicki the author of nine collections of poetry, including The World Shared, translated from the Polish by Piotr Florczyk and Boris Dralyuk (BOA, 2014). He was co-editor of the art-zine Juz Jest Jutro (1991–1994) and co-founder and co-editor of the influential Polish literary biweekly Nowy Nurt (1994–1996). His first collection of poems...

David Biespiel

David Biespiel was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1964 and grew up in Houston, Texas. He has degrees from Boston University and the University of Maryland. A former NCAA scholarship diver who competed in the United States National Diving Championships, he continues to coach national, international and Olympic-caliber divers. The...

David Ignatow

David Ignatow (1914-1997) was the author of more than 25 books including Living Is What I Wanted: Last Poems (BOA 1999) and At My Ease: Uncollected Poems of the Fifties and Sixties (BOA 1998). Ignatow’s many honors include a Bollingen Prize, two Guggenheim fellowships, the John Steinbeck Award, and a National Institute of Arts...

David Mura

David Mura is the author of three collections of poetry including Angels for the Burning (BOA, 2004). He is also a creative nonfiction writer, critic, playwright, and performance artist. A third-generation Japanese American, he has written intimately about his life as a man of color and the connections between race, sexuality,...

David Woo

David Woo's first collection of poetry The Eclipses (BOA, 2005) was selected by Michael S. Harper as the winner of the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. Woo’s work has been widely published and anthologized in publications such as the New Yorker, Southwest Review, and The Open Boat: Poems from Asian...

Deborah Brown

Deborah Brown is the author of Walking the Dog’s Shadow (BOA, 2011), her debut book of poetry for which she won the A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize. She is also the editor, with Maxine Kumin and Annie Finch, of Lofty Dogmas: Poets on Poetics (U of Arkansas Press, 2005), and translator, with Richard...

Debra Kang Dean

Debra Kang Dean is the author of three collections of poetry, including , Precipitates (BOA, 2003). Her work has appeared in many journals and anthologies, including The Best American Poetry 1999 (Scribner, 1999), The New American Poets: A Bread Loaf Anthology (Middlebury, 2000) and Urban Nature: Poems about Wildlife in...

Deena Linett

Deena Linett is the author of three collections of poetry including Rare Earths (BOA, 2001), and Woman Crossing a Field (BOA, 2006). While earning her doctorate at Rutgers University, Linett had the first of two fellowships to Yaddo, where she completed her first novel, On Common Ground, co-winner of the Associated Writing...

Delmore Schwartz

Delmore Schwartz (1913-1966) was a poet and short story writer. He graduated from New York University in 1935, and in 1937 published his most famous short story, In Dreams Begin Responsibilities. Schwartz received praise for his writing from some of the most prominent literary figures of the age, including T.S. Eliot,...

Derrick Austin

Derrick Austin's debut poetry collection, Trouble the Water (BOA Editions, 2016), was selected by Mary Szybist as the winner of the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. A Cave Canem fellow, Austin earned his MFA from the University of Michigan where he was awarded a Hopwood Award in graduate poetry. His work...

Devin Becker

Devin Becker' first collection of poetry Shame | Shame (BOA, 2015) was selected by David St. John as the winner of the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize.  Becker is the digital initiatives and web services librarian at the University of Idaho Library, where he directs and maintains the library’s digital...

Diann Blakely Shoaf

Diann Blakely Shoaf (June 1, 1957 – August 5, 2014) was an American poet, essayist, editor, and critic. She taught at Belmont University, Harvard University, Vanderbilt University, led workshops at two Vermont College residencies, and served as senior instructor and the first poet-in-residence at the Harpeth Hall School in Nashville,...

Dinah Cox

Dinah Cox’s debut short fiction collection, Remarkable (BOA Editions, 2016), won the BOA Short Fiction Prize. Her stories appear widely and have won prizes from The Atlantic Monthly, The Texas Observer, and Hayden’s Ferry Review. She teaches in the English Department at Oklahoma State University where she also is an editor...

Dorianne Laux

Dorianne Laux is the author of five collections of poetry, including three from BOA Editions: Awake (1990), selected by Philip Levine as a Winner of the A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize; What We Carry (1994), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; and Smoke (2000). Her most recent...

Douglas Watson

Douglas Watson’s debut collection of stories, The Era of Not Quite (BOA Editions, 2013), won the inaugural BOA Short Fiction Prize. He is also the author of a novel, A Moody Fellow Finds Love and Then Dies (Outpost19, 2014). Watson’s fiction has appeared in One Story, Fifty-two Stories, Tin House, Sou’wester, The...

Earl G. Ingersoll

Earl G. Ingersoll is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the State University of New York, College at Brockport. He is the author or editor of eleven books, including Breaking the Alabaster Jar: Conversations with Li-Young Lee and other collections of interviews with Margaret Atwood, Lawrence Durrell, Doris Lessing, and Rita...

Ece Temelkuran

Ece Temelkuran has published eight books of poetry, prose, and nonfiction including, Book of the Edge (BOA, 2010), translated from the Turkish by Deniz Perin. Her investigative journalism books broach subjects that are highly controversial in Turkey, such as Kurdish and Armenian issues, the women’s movement, and political prisoners. Temelkuran is...

Edward Byrne

Edward Byrne has published five collections of poetry, including Along the Dark Shore (BOA, 1977); Tidal Air (2002) and East of Omaha (1997), both from Pecan Grove Press; Words Spoken, Words Unspoken (Chimney Hill, 1995); and the chapbook The Return to Black and White (Tidy-Up Press). His poetry has also...

Ellen Bass

Ellen Bass is the author of three books of poetry. Her collection Mules of Love (BOA, 2002) won the Lambda Literary Award. Among her other awards are a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Elliston Book Award for Poetry from the University of Cincinnati, Nimrod/Hardman’s Pablo Neruda...

Erez Bitton

Erez Bitton is an Israeli poet of Moroccan descent. He is the 2015 recipient of the Israel Prize for Hebrew Literature and Poetry. His collection, You Who Cross My Path, translated from the Hebrew by Tsipi Keller, was published by BOA in 2015. His first two books poetry revolutionized Hebrew literature and established...

Erika Meitner

Erika Meitner is the author of four collections of poetry including Copia, published by BOA in 2014. A recipient of the  Anhinga-Robert Dana Prize, Meitner was a Henry Hoyns Fellow at the University of Virginia, a Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellow at the University of Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, and a Fulbright...

Fleda Brown

Fleda Brown is the author of eight collections of poetry including No Need of Sympathy published by BOA in 2013. She is also the author of a memoir, Driving With Dvorak (University of Nebraska Press, 2010), and with Sydney Lea, a book of essays, Growing Old in Poetry (Autumn House...

Francisca Aguirre

Francisca Aguirre began publishing later in life. Her poetry collection, Ithaca (BOA, 2004), was translated from the Spanish by Ana Osan. The original Spanish publication earned Ithaca the 1971 Leopoldo Panero Poetry award. Aguierre has garnered many awards, including the prestigious Esquio Award, and in 2011 she won the National Prize...

G.C. Waldrep

G.C. Waldrep’s many books of poetry include: Testament (BOA, 2015); Your Father on the Train of Ghosts (BOA, 2011), a collaboration with John Gallaher; and Disclamor (BOA, 2007). Waldrep has received prizes from the Poetry Society of America and the Academy of American Poets, as well as the Colorado Prize, the Dorset Prize, the...

Geffrey Davis

Geffrey Davis’ debut collection of poems, Revising the Storm (BOA, 2014) won the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. Other honors include the 2015 Hurston/Wright Finalist Award for Poetry, the Anne Halley Poetry Prize, the Dogwood First Prize in Poetry, the Wabash Prize for Poetry, the Leonard Steinberg Memorial/Academy of American Poets...

Gerald Costanzo

Gerald Costanzo is Professor of English and Creative Writing at Carnegie Mellon. He has published more than three hundred poems including the collection, Nobody Lives on Arthur Godfrey Boulevard (BOA, 1992). Costanzo has been the recipient of National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships, Pushcart Prizes, a Pennsylvania Council on...

Hugh Martin

Hugh Martin's first collection of poetry, The Stick Soldiers (BOA, 2013), was selected by Cornelius Eady as the winner of the A. Poulin, Lr. Poetry Prize. Martin spent six years in the Army National Guard and eleven months in Iraq. Martin is the recipient of a Wallace Stegner Fellowship and...

Ira Sadoff

Ira Sadoff is the author of eight collections of poetry, including True Faith (BOA, 2012). Also the author of a novel and a book of criticism, Sadoff is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. In 1973, he was a...

Jacek Gutorow

Jacek Gutorow is the author of six collections of poetry. His most recent work, The Folding Star and Other Poems, translated from the Polish by Piotr Florczyk, was published by BOA in 2012. His  collection, Inne tempo (A Different Tempo), was nominated for the three most significant literary awards in...

Jacqueline Osherow

Jacqueline Osherow is author of four collections of poetry including The Hoopoe's Crown (BOA, 2005). Her debut collection, Looking for Angels in New York (1988), was chosen for the Contemporary Poetry Series. A Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Utah, her awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for...

James McManus

James McManus's latest work, The Education of A Poker Player, was published by BOA in 2015. Considered poker's Shakespeare, he is The New York Times bestselling author of Positively Fifth Street and Cowboys Full: The Story of Poker. He has written for the The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The...

Janice N. Harrington

Janice N. Harrington writes poetry and children's books. Her first book of poetry, Even the Hollow My Body Made Is Gone (BOA Editions, 2007), won the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry prize and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. She is also the author of The Hands of Strangers: Poems from the...

Jawdat Fakhreddine

Jawdat Fakhreddine was born in 1953 in a small village in southern Lebanon. A professor of Arabic literature at the Lebanese University in Beirut, he is one of the major Lebanese names in Modern Arabic Poetry, and is considered one of the second generation poets of the modernist movement in...

Jean-Michel Maulpoix

Jean-Michel Maulpoix is the author of more than twenty-five French collections of poetry in blank verse fragments and in prose, along with thirteen volumes of essay and criticism. His collection, A Matter of Blue, translated from the French by Dawn Cornelio was published by BOA in 2005. He is director of...

Jeanne Foster

Jeanne Foster is co-editor with Phyllis Stowell of Appetite: Food as Metaphor (BOA, 2002), an anthology of women poets. Her poems have appeared in APR, Hudson Review, Triquarterly, Ploughshares, Literary Imagination, and others. Foster is Professor of Graduate Liberal Studies at Saint Mary's College of California. A former MacDowell Colony Fellow,...

Jeanne Marie Beaumont

Jeanne Marie Beaumont is the author of three books of poetry including two from BOA, Curious Contact (2004); and Burning of the Three Fires (2010): Her first collection of poetry, Placebo Effects (W.W. Norton, 1997), was selected by William Matthews as a winner in the National Poetry Series. For seven years she was...

Jennifer Kronovet

Jennifer Kronovet’s debut poetry collection, Awayward (BOA, 2007), was selected by Jean Valentine as the winner of the A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize. Kronovet received an MFA in Creative Writing from Washington University and an MA in Applied Linguistics from Columbia University Teachers College. She has lived in Beijing, Chicago,...

Jessica Treat

Jessica Treat is the author of three short story collections including Meat Eaters & Plant Eaters published by BOA in 2009. Her stories, essays, prose poems, and translations have been widely published in anthologies and literary journals; and she is the recipient of an Artist Fellowship Award for further work in...

Jillian Weise

Jillian Weise's latest collection of poetry, The Book of Goodbyes (BOA, 2013), was the winner of the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets and the Isabella Gardner Award from BOA. Weise traveled to Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, on a Fulbright Fellowship, and spent two years as a fellow...

Jim Daniels

Jim Daniels’ most recent book is Birth Marks (BOA, 2013), winner of the Milt Kessler Poetry Award from Binghamton University. His other work includes the Midwest Award-winning short fiction collection, Trigger Man: More Tales from the Motor City (Michigan State University Press, 2011); and Having a Little Talk with Capital P...

Jim Simmerman

Jim Simmerman (1952 - 2006) was the author of four poetry collections including American Children, published by BOA in 2005. His collection Home (Dragon Gate Inc.,1983) was selected by Raymond Carver as a Pushcart "Writer's Choice" Selection; and Moon Go Away, I Don't Love You No More (Miami University Press, 1994)...

Joan Swift

Joan Swift is the author four collections of poetry including The Tiger Iris, published by BOA in 1999. She is the recipient of three National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships, an Ingram Merrill writing award, a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission, and a  Pushcart Prize. Her poems have...

Joanna Howard

Joanna Howard's debut collection of stories, On the Winding Stair, was published by BOA in 2009. She is also the author of Foreign Correspondent (Counterpath, 2013), and In the Colorless Round, a chapbook with artwork by Rikki Ducornet (Noemi Press). Her stories have previously been anthologized in PP/FF: An Anthology, Writing Online, and...

Joe-Anne McLaughlin

Joe-Anne McLaughlin is the author of three collections of poetry including, Jam, published by BOA in 2001. , Along with conducting poetry workshops in The States and Ireland, she has taught writing courses at numerous colleges, most recently at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. She also directs the summer program...

John Gallaher

John Gallaher’s most recent poetry collection, In A Landscape was published by BOA Editions in 2014. He is also the author, together with G.C. Waldrep, of Your Father on the Train of Ghosts (BOA, 2011), which was written in collaboration almost completely through email. His poetry collection, The Little Book...

John Logan

A. Poulin, Jr. considered John Logan "one of the superb lyrical poets of his generation." He is the author of fourteen collections of poetry, including two from BOA,The Bridge of Change: Poems 1974-1980 (1981), and John Logan: The Collected Poems (1989). Logan was also the author of fiction and literary criticism, and John...

Joseph Salvatore

Joseph Salvatore's debut collection of short stories, To Assume a Pleasing Shape, was published by BOA in 2011. He is a regular fiction reviewer for The New York Times Book Review and is assistant professor at The New School, where he founded their literary journal, LIT. His work has appeared...

Karen Volkman

Karen Volkman is the author of Whereso (BOA Editions, 2016); Nomina (BOA Editions, 2008); Crash’s Law (Norton, 1996), a National Series Selection; and Spar (University of Iowa Press, 2002), which received the Iowa Poetry Prize and the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. A recipient of awards...

Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke

Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke was born in Athens, Greece.  She studied foreign languages and literature at the universities of Athens, Nice (France) and Geneva (Switzerland), where she graduated in 1962. She has received Ford Foundation Grants (1972 and 1975), was invited to the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, and...

Kathryn Nuernberger

Kathryn Nuernberger is the author of The End of Pink (BOA Editions, 2016), winner of the 2015 James Laughlin Award; and Rag & Bone (Elixir Press, 2011). An unapologetic dilettante, she has received research fellowships from the American Antiquarian Society and The Bakken Museum of Electricity in Life to research...

Katy Lederer

Katy Lederer is the author of two poetry collections: Winter Sex (Wave Books, 2004); and The Heaven-Sent Leaf (BOA, 2009); as well as the memoir, Poker Face: A Girlhood Among Gamblers (Broadway Books, 2004), which was a New York Times Book Review “Editor’s Choice”, and one of Esquire’s eight “Best...

Kazim Ali

Kazim Ali is a poet, essayist, fiction writer and translator. His BOA titles include the poetry collection, The Fortieth Day (2008), and The Oasis of Now (2013), poems by the late Iranian poet Sohrah Sepehri which he co-translated. He is a contributing editor for the AWP Writers Chronicle, associate editor of...

Keetje Kuipers

Keetje Kuipers has been a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, the Emerging Writer Lecturer at Gettysburg College, a Bread Loaf Fellow, and the recipient of a Pushcart Prize. In 2007 she completed her tenure as the Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Resident, using her time there to complete work...

Kim Addonizio

Kim Addonizio is the author of six collections of poetry, including three from BOA Editions: The Philosopher’s Club (1994); Jimmy & Rita (1997); and Tell Me (2000), a finalist for the National Book Award. In 1999, she collaborated with Dorianne Laux on The Poet’s Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures...

Knuts Skujenieks

Knuts Skujenieks is the author of numerous poetry collections, including Seed in Snow (BOA Editions, 2016), translated from the Latvian by Bitite Vinklers. He was born in 1936 in Latvia, where he studied philology and history at the University of Latvia. In 1962, he was convicted of anti-Soviet activity and...

Ko Un

Five-time Nobel nominee, Ko Un is a South Korean author whose works have been translated and published in more than fifteen countries. His poetry collection, Flowers of A Moment: 185 brief zen poems was translated into English and published by BOA in 2006. He has published over 100 volumes of poetry, essays, fiction, drama,...

Laure-Anne Bosselaar

A native of Belgium, Laure-Anne Bosselaar has lived and worked throughout Europe and the United States. She is the author of three collections of poetry in English: The Hour Between Dog & Wolf (BOA, 1997); Small Gods of Grief (BOA, 2001); and A New Hunger (Copper Canyon Press, 2007). Bosselaar...

Laurie Kutchins

Laurie Kutchins’ latest book of poems, Slope of the Child Everlasting , was published by BOA in May 2007. Her debut poetry collection, The Night Path (BOA 1997), received the inaugural Isabella Gardner Award and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. Her poems and prose essays have been widely...

Lee Upton

Lee Upton is the author of thirteen books, including The Tao of Humiliation (BOA 2014), winner of the BOA Short Fiction Prize. Upton's short stories and poems appear widely in such places as The Best American Poetry, the New Republic, American Poetry Review, and the Atlantic. Her awards include the...

Li-Young Lee

Li-Young Lee is the author of four collections of poetry, three from BOA Editions: Book of My Nights (2001), which won the 2002 William Carlos Williams Award; The City in Which I Love You (1990), which was the 1990 Lamont Poetry Selection; and Rose (1986) which won the Delmore Schwartz...

Ljuba Merlina Bortolani

Ljuba Merlina Bortolani was born in Bologna in November 1980. L'Assedio (The Siege) was composed between December 1995 and May 1996, when she was fifteen years old. Her poems—both in the original Italian and in English translation—have appeared in a number of journals, including clanDestino, Chelsea, Gravida, Hebenon, Presages, and...

Lola Haskins

Lola Haskins has published ten collections of poetry, including one from BOA Editions, Desire Lines: New & Selected Poems (2004). Her collection Still, the Mountain (Paper Kite Press), won the Silver Medal for Poetry in the 2010 Florida Book Awards. Her work has appeared in various journals including The Atlantic Monthly, The London Review of...

Louis Simpson

Louis Simpson (1923 - 2012) was the author of seventeen books of poetry, including four from BOA Editions: Armidale (1979); People Live Here, Selected Poems 1949 - 1983 (1983); The Owner of the House: New Collected Poems 1940 - 2001 (2003), a finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry and the Griffin...

Lucille Clifton

Lucille Clifton (1936 - 2010) was an award winning poet, fiction writer, and author of children’s books. Her poetry collection, Blessing the Boats: New & Selected Poems 1988-2000 (BOA, 2000), won the National Book Award for poetry. In 1988 she became the only author to have two collections selected in...

Mangalesh Dabral

Mangalesh Dabral is the author of numerous books of poetry, essays, and other genres, including This Number Does Not Exist (BOA Editions, 2016). His work has been translated and published in all major Indian languages and in Russian, German, Dutch, Spanish, French, Polish, and Bulgarian. He has spent his adult life...

Mark Irwin

Mark Irwin is the author of six collections of poetry, including three from BOA Editions: Quick, Now, Always (1996), White City (2000), and Bright Hunger (2004) Also the author of two volumes of translation and a book of essays, his work has appeared widely in many literary magazines including The American Poetry...

Marosa di Giorgio

Marosa di Giorgio (1932 - 2004) was an acclaimed Uruguayan poet and novelist. Her collection, Diadem: Selected Poems, translated from the Spanish by Adam Giannelli, was published by BOA in 2012. Considered one of the most singular voices in Latin America, di Giorgio, like Walt Whitman, expanded the same work...

Marsha de la O

Marsh de la O’s latest poetry collection, Antidote for Night (BOA, 2015), was awarded the Isabella Gardner Poetry Prize. Her first book of poetry, Black Hope (New Issues Press, 1997), won the New Issues Press Poetry Prize. Her work also appears in four anthologies, the latest of which, One for the...

Martha Ronk

Martha Ronk is a distinguished poet and fiction writer. Her collection of short stories, Glass Grapes and Other Stories was published by BOA in 2008. She is the recipient of a 2005 PEN USA Award in Poetry, a 2006 National Poetry Series Award, the Gertrude Stein Award, and a 2007...

Mary Crow

Mary Crow is the author of five collections of poetry and four translations including three from BOA Editions: Borders (1989), I Have Tasted the Apple (1996) and Engravings Torn from Insomnia by Olga Orozco (2002) which she translated from the Spanish.  A Professor of English at Colorado State University in Fort...

Matthew Shenoda

Matthew Shenoda is the author of three collections of poetry including one from BOA Editions, Seasons of Lotus, Seasons of Bone (2009). His collection Somewhere Else (Coffee House Press, 2005), was the winner of a 2006 American Book Award and was named one of 2005’s debut books of the year by Poets...

Meg Kearney

Meg Kearney is the author of two collections of poetry: Home By Now (Four Way Books, 2009), was the winner of the 2010 PEN New England LL Winship Award, and a finalist for the Patterson Poetry Prize; and An Unkindness of Ravens (BOA, 2001). She is also the author of...

Michael Blumenthal

Michael Blumenthal is the author of eight collections of poetry including two from BOA Editions, Dusty Angel (1999), and And (2009). Formerly the Director of Creative Writing at Harvard, he is also an essayist and novelist. He is currently a Visiting Professor of Law at the West Virginia University College of...

Michael Teig

Michael Teig’s first collection of poetry Big Back Yard (BOA, 2004), was awarded the inaugural A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize. His most recent collection, There’s a Box in the Garage You Can Beat With a Stick was published by BOA in 2013. Teig is the co-founder of the literary magazine...

Michael Waters

Michael Waters is the author of numerous poetry collections, including six from BOA Editions: Celestial Joyride (2016); Gospel Night (2011); Darling Vulgarity (2006), a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; Parthenopi: New and Selected Poems (2001); Green Ash, Red Maple, Black Gum (1997); and Not Just Any Death...

Moikom Zeqo

Moikom Zeqo is the author of more than 60 collections of poetry including I Don't Believe in Ghosts (2007) translated from the Albanian by Wayne Miller. Zeqo has also published novels and short stories, children's books, monographs and scholarly articles on Albanian history, archaeology and literature. His work has been translated...

Naomi Shihab Nye

Naomi Shihab Nye is the author and/or editor of more than thirty volumes including four collections of poetry from BOA Editions: Red Suitcase (1994), Fuel (1998), You & Yours (2005), and Transfer (2011). She has been a Lannan Fellow, a Guggenheim Fellow and a Witter Bynner Fellow. Her numerous awards...

Natalie Kenvin

Natalie Kenvin is the author of Bruise Theory (BOA, 1995). Shestudied with Donald Hall, W. D. Snodgrass, Lucille Clifton and Charles Simic, and returned to writing in 1988 after a twenty-five-year silence. Many of her poems are set in urban neighborhoods and state hospitals, making Kenvin, like Sylvia Plath, a...

Nguyen Phan Que Mai

Born in a small village in the North of Vietnam in 1973, Nguyen Phan Que Mai embraces the full range of Vietnamese traditions in her creative works. She is the author of three poetry collections and translator of six poetry books. Nguyen’s literary awards include the Poetry of the Year...

Nickole Brown

Nickole Brown’s books include: Fanny Says (BOA, 2015), a biography-in-poems about her late grandmother; Sister (Red Hen Press, 2007), a novel-in-stories; and an anthology, Air Fare (Sarabande, 2004), co-edited with Judith Taylor. For ten years, Brown was director of marketing and development at Sarabande Books, and was also the editorial...

Nikola Madzirov

Poet, essayist, and translator Nikola Madzirov has emerged as one of the most powerful voices of new European poetry. His work has been translated into thirty languages and published in collections and anthologies in the US, Latin America, Europe and Asia. His collection Remnants of Another Age was translated from...

Nin Andrews

Nin Andrews is the author of numerous books, including two poetry collections from BOA Editions, Why God Is a Woman (2015); including Spontaneous Breasts, and Sleeping with Houdini (2007), named one of ten best poetry books of 2007 by the Monserrat Review. Her poems and stories appear widely in such places as Ploughshares, The Paris...

Novica Tadic

Novica Tadic is author of fourteen collections of poetry, and is considered the most respected living Serbian poet and linguistic “heir” to the late, great Serbian poet Vasko Popa. His collection Dark Things, was translated by Charles Simic and published by BOA in 2009. Tadic has won almost every major Serbian literary award,...

Olga Orozco

Olga Orozco (1920-1999) was one of the major 20th-century South American writers and the author of 20 books of poetry, including Engravings Torn from Insomnia, translated by Mary Crow (BOA, 2002). Her work spanned more than 50 years, received more than a dozen national, regional, and municipal prizes and has been translated into...

Peter Makuck

Peter Makuck is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including six from BOA Editions: Mandatory Evacuation (2016), Long Lens: New & Selected Poems (2010), Off Season in the Promised Land (2005), Against Distance (1997), The Sunken Lightship (1990), and Where We Live (1982). Makuck is also the founder of...

Phyllis Stowell

Phyllis Stowell, Ph.D. is co-chair of the Friends of the Institute at C.G. Jung Institute in San Francisco.  She is a professor Emerita from St. Mary's College of California, where she helped found the SMC Master of Fine Arts Program. She is a former fellow of the Camargo Foundation and...

Ray Gonzalez

Ray Gonzalez is the author of fifteen books of poetry, including six from BOA Editions: The Heat of Arrivals (1997), winner of the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Book Award; Cabato Sentora (2000), a Minnesota Book Award Finalist; The Hawk Temple at Tierra Grande (2003), winner of the 2003 Minnesota Book Award; Consideration of...

Richard Foerster

Richard Foerster is the author of six collections of poetry, three from BOA Editions: Trillium (1998); Double Going (2002), named a notable book by the National Book Critics Circle; and The Burning of Troy (2006), winner of the Poetry Category for the 2007 Maine Literary Awards. His other numerous awards...

Richard Garcia

Richard Garcia is the author of six collections of poetry, including three from BOA Editions: Rancho Notorious (2001), The Persistence of Objects (2006), and The Chair (2014). Garcia is the recipient of numerous awards including a Pushcart Prize and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. For twelve years...

Richard Kostelanetz

Richard Kostelanetz is an American author, artist, and critic associated with the avant-garde movement. He has worked in an enormous range of media and compiled an impressive folio of published works and criticism, essentially too long to list, including Wordworks: Poems New & Selected (BOA, 1993). Kostelanetz holds a B.A....

Richard Wilbur

Richard Wilbur is the recipient of two Pulitzer Prizes for Things of this World (1957), also the recipient of the National Book Award; and New & Collected Poems (1989). Also a prolific translator, Whale, published by BOA in 1982, includes selections from Beowulf and The Middle English Bestiary, as well...

Rick Bursky

Rick Bursky is the author of three collections of poetry: I’m No Longer Troubled By the Extravagance (BOA Editions, 2015); Death Obscura (Sarabande, 2010); The Soup of Something Missing (Bear Star Press, 2004), winner of the Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize; and the chapbook, The Invention of Fiction (Hollyridge Press, 2005)....

Rick Lyon

Rick Lyon is the author of Bell 8 (BOA, 1994). His work has been published in The American Poetry Review, Ironwood, The Massachusetts Review, The Nation and Partisan Review. He has had residences at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in Yaddo, and in 1989 he received the "Discovery"/The Nation...

Robert Bly

Robert Bly is the author of more than thirty books of poetry, including the chapbook Holes the Crickets Have Eaten in Blankets, published by BOA in 1997.  As the editor of the magazine The Sixties (begun as The Fifties), Bly introduced many unknown European and South American poets to an American...

Robert Thomas

Robert Thomas is the author of Door to Door (2002, Fordham University Press), selected by Yusef Komunyakaa as winner of the Poets Out Loud Prize, Dragging the Lake (2006, Carnegie Mellon University Press), and Bridge (BOA Editions, 2014). He has received a poetry fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and won...

Robin McLean

Robin McLean's first short story collection, Reptile House (2015), won the BOA Short Fiction Prize and was a finalist for the Flannery O’Connor Short Story Prize in 2011 and 2012. McLean’s stories have appeared widely in such places as The Nashville Review, The Malahat Review, Gargoyle, The Common, and Copper...

Russell Edson

Russell Edson was a poet, novelist, writer and illustrator. Called the “godfather of the prose poem” Edson began publishing poetry in the 1960’s and is the author of thirteen collections, including The Rooster’s Wife (BOA, 2005). Edson received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation....

Ryan Teitman

Ryan Teitman’s first collection of poetry, Litany for the City (BOA, 2012) won the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. He was a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University, and also worked as a newspaper reporter in Philadelphia before receiving an MFA and MA from Indiana University. Teitman currently...

Sam Hamill

Poet, editor, translator, and essayist, Sam Hamill is author of more than thirty books including two from BOA Editions, Gratitude (1998), and Dumb Luck (2002). He has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including ones from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson...

Sean Thomas Dougherty

Sean Thomas Dougherty is the author of twelve books of poetry, including three from BOA Editions: Broken Hallelujahs (2007), Sasha Sings the Laundry on the Line (2010); and All You Ask For Is Longing: New & Selected Poems (2014). His awards include a Fulbright Lectureship in the Balkans and two...

Sharon Bryan

Sharon Bryan is the author of four collections of poetry including Sharp Stars, winner of the Isabella Gardner Award and published by BOA in 2009. Her awards include two NFA Fellowships in Poetry, and  an Artist Trust grant from the Washington State Art Council. She was a poet-in-residence at The Frost Place...

Sohrab Sepehri

Sohrab Sepehri (1928-1980) is considered one of the most Iranian poets of the twentieth century. The first U.S. publication of his work, The Oasis of Now, was published by BOA in November 2013. An acclaimed painter, Sepehri published numerous volumes during his lifetime and traveled widely throughout the world, including Europe,...

Stephen Dobyns

Stephen Dobyns is the author of The Day's Last Light Reddens the Leaves of the Copper Beech (BOA Editions, 2016), as well as 23 novels, 14 books of poetry, two collections of essays, and one book of short stories. Among his many honors and awards are fellowships from the NEA...

Stephen Dunn

Stephen Dunn is the author of eleven collections of poetry including Walking Light, published by BOA in 2001. Among his awards are the Oscar Blumenthal Award from Poetry magazine and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. In 1996, Dunn received an Academy Award in Literature from...

Steve Kronen

Steve Kronen is the author of two collections of poetry, including Splendor, published by BOA in 2006. His first book, Empirical Evidence (1992), won the Contemporary Poetry Series Competition. He has received fellowships from the Sewanee Writers' Conference, Breadloaf, the Florida Arts Council, and the Cecil Hemley Memorial Award from...

Tom Hansen

Tom Hansen's first poetry collection, Falling to Earth,was selected from over 900 manuscripts by judge Molly Peacock as winner of BOA's 4th annual A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize.  Hansen has a B.A. and an M.A., both in English, from the University of Michigan. He taught writing and literature classes for...

Tony Leuzzi

Tony Leuzzi is the author of Passwords Primeval: 20 American Poets in Their Own Words (BOA, 2012). He is also the author of three collections of poetry, and a writer and Associate Professor of English at Monroe Community College in Rochester, NY. The recipient of a National Institute for Staff...

W.D. Snodgrass

The author of nineteen collections of poetry, W.D. Snodgrass’ first collection of poems, Hearts Needle received the Pulitzer Prize in 1960. Often credited with being one of the founding members of the “confessional” school of poetry, he dismissed the term and never regarded his work as such. Snodgrass published five collections...

Wayne Dodd

Wayne Dodd is the author of eleven books of poetry including Is, published by BOA in 2003. Among his awards and honors are a Rockefeller Residency, a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, a National Book Critics Circle Award nomination, and an Ohio Governor's Award for the Arts....

Wayne Koestenbaum

Wayne Koestenbaum is the author of six collections of poetry including Model Homes, published by BOA in 2004.  Koestenbaum writes frequently for periodicals, including The New York Times Magazine, Parnassus: Poetry in Review, and the London Review of Books.  He is also an art critic, participating in panels at the...

Wendy Mnookin

Wendy Mnookin is the author of four collections of poetry, including three from BOA: The Moon Makes Its Own Plea (2008), What He Took (2002) and To Get Here (1999). She has won a book award from the New England Poetry Club and a Poetry Fellowship from the National Endowment for the...

William Heyen

William Heyen is the author of Crazy Horse in Stillness (1996), Pig Notes and Other Dumb Music: Prose on Poetry (1998), and Diana, Chrales, & the Queen (1998) all from BOA Editions. Heyen has received fellowships from the Guggenheim, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the American Academy and...

William Patrick

William B. Patrick is an author who works in many genres and has three books from BOA Editions: We Didn't Come Here for This, a Memoir in Poetry (1999) These Upraised Hands (1995) and Roxa: Voices of the Culver Family (1989), which won the 1990 Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award for best...

Willis Barnstone

Willis Barnstone has more than forty books including Life Watch (BOA 2003). A Guggenheim fellow, Barnstone has four times been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, and has had four Book of the Month Club selections. His books have been translated into diverse languages including French, Italian, Romanian, Arabic,...

Wyn Cooper

Wyn Cooper is the author of four collections of poetry, including two from BOA Editions, Postcards from the Interior (2005), and Chaos is the New Calm (2010). Cooper is also a storyteller, songwriter, and essayist. In 1993, the poem “Fun” from his first book, The Country of Here Below (Ahsahta...

X.J. Kennedy

X. J. Kennedy has published six collections of verse: the earliest is Nude Descending a Staircase for which he received the Lamont Award from The Academy of American Poets; the latest, The Lords of Misrule, was awarded the Poets’ Prize in 2004. Kennedy has also authored eighteen children's books and several...

Yannis Ritsos

Yannis Ritsos is one of Greece's most prolific, distinguished and celebrated poets whose many honors include the Alfred de Vigny Award (France, 1975) and the Lenin Prize (U.S.S.R., 1977). Yannis Ritsos: Selected Poems 1938-1988 was published by BOA in 1989, and serves as a monumental volume that represents 50 years of...

Zach Powers

Zach Powers's debut fiction collection, Gravity Changes, won the BOA Short Fiction Prize. His work has appeared in Black Warrior Review, Forklift, Ohio, PANK, Caketrain, and elsewhere. He is the co-founder of the literary arts nonprofit Seersucker Live, and leads the writers’ workshop at the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, where...

Zeeshan Sahil

Zeeshan Sahil (1961-2008) was a Pakistani poet and critic.Sahil was confined to a wheelchair and suffered from serious health problems his entire life leading to his premature death at the age of 47. Despite the difficulties he faced, Zeeshan Sahil`s poetry is marked by an often lighthearted sensitivity and a post-modern...