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BOA's Annual Campaign: Make a Donation

Support Independent Publishing

Publishing great literature as an independent, nonprofit press requires a community of avid supporters and readers. It’s Community Supported Literature: your contributions help make great books happen. We invite you to help us continue our mission by sponsoring one of BOA’s new titles in 2018. With a contribution of $150 or more, your name will be listed on the colophon page in the 2018 book(s) of your choice (see book description below the donation form).

Your tax-deductible contribution will also help us reach our goal of meeting a $30,000 matching grant by the Lannan Foundation, which will help ensure that BOA can publish the next generation of poets and writers while continuing to publish authors whose work has already touched so many lives. Above all, your donation will say that you stand for the truth, beauty courage, and humanity crafted into every BOA book. 

Spring 2018

Cenzontle by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo Winner of the 16th annual A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize - In this highly lyrical, imagistic debut, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo creates a nuanced narrative of life before, during, and after crossing the US/Mexico border.

The Second O of Sorrow by Sean Thomas Dougherty - From the prolific author and performance poet Sean Thomas Dougherty, this new collection of poems celebrates the struggles, the dignity, and the joys of working-class life in the Rust Belt.

Rail by Kai Carlson-Wee - A debut poetry collection set against a landscape of rail yards and skate parks. Kai Carlson-Wee captures a spiritual journey of wanderlust, depression, brotherhood, and survival.

The Science of Lost Futures by Ryan Habermeyer Winner of the 6th Annual BOA Short Fiction Prize - A debut short story collection full of quirky humor and intelligent absurdity. Drawing on urban legends, internet hoaxes, and ancient medical folklore, Habermeyer creates a captivating collection that revels in the alien and the absurd.

Fall 2018

Holy Moly Carry Me by Erika MeitnerSet in Appalachia, specters of a complex history and uncertain future loom large in Meitner’s 5th collection. While the strange world roils outside, the poet reflects on her private and personal journey through motherhood and parenting.  

Clues from the Animal Kingdom by Christopher KennedyBrief lyrical poems rich with poignancy, humor, and lush imagery distilled through a well-examined life. 

Dresses from the Old Country by Laura ReadThe Poet Laureate of Spokane, WA, details civic and domestic life through sparkling language that illuminates our inner and outer worlds. 

Permanent Exhibit by Matthew VollmerBrilliant and startling essays covering a staggering range of topics from Lao Tzu to Grand Theft Auto, scary clowns, bomb shelters, and more.

Service by Hugh MartinA veteran of the Iraqi war, Martin brings readers deep inside the experience of being a solider on the ground. Once home, the war continues as veterans come to terms with what they’ve lived through and struggle to find a way forward.  


With a gift of $1,000 or more: You will be recognized as a supporter in BOA's 2018 titles, and will receive a copy of each book. 

With a gift of $500-$950: You will be recognized as a supporter in five of BOA's 2018 titles, and will receive a copy of each book.

With a gift of $150-$450: For each $150 increment of your contribution you will be recognized in the 2018 BOA title(s) of your choice. For example, one title for $150, two titles for $300, and so forth. You will also receive a copy of each book you choose to support.

BOA Editions, Ltd. is a 501(c)(3) organization as designated by the Internal Revenue Code. Donations to BOA Editions represent tax-deductible charitable contributions to the extent that no goods or services are received in exchange for the donation. Your tax adviser is the best resource for determining the final value of any charitable contribution.

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To make a donation by telephone, please call Kelly Hatton at (585) 546-3410, Ext. 13.

To mail a donation, please make checks or money orders payable to BOA Editions, Ltd. and send to:

BOA Editions Donations
250 North Goodman Street, Suite 306
Rochester, NY 14607