Posts Tagged: BOA Editions

Why I Chose When I Grow Up I Want To Be a List of Further Possibilities for April’s Poetry Book Club

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I am drawn to poetry about the difficulties of family, about the pain of feeling one is a disappointment to their parents, about the sense of separation that can come as a result. Chen Chen’s debut collection is filled with work which explores this universe.

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What’s at Stake: The NEA and the Literary Ecosystem

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As a poet I get it: talking about “literary infrastructure” is boring. Who wouldn’t rather talk about poets, poems, or aesthetic movements? When we start hearing a lot about the organizations dedicated to supporting authors, presses, and readings rather than the people making literature it probably means those organizations are threatened.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Janice N. Harrington

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Janice N. Harrington on her new collection Primitive and critiquing the use of "primitive" to describe African American folk art. ...more

August’s Poetry Book Club Selection

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We are excited to announce Aracelis Girmay’s Kingdom Animalia as the August selection for the August Rumpus Poetry Book Club. This poetry collection, published by BOA Editions is the winner of the Isabella Gardner Poetry Award for 2011. Author Chris Abani deemed it, “a beautiful evocation of the bittersweet complexities of the human heart and a treatise on on the ever evolving journey to understanding and transcendence.”

This is Girmay’s second collection of poems.

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