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BOA Editions
FounderA. Poulin, Jr.
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationRochester, New York
DistributionConsortium Book Sales & Distribution
Publication typesBooks

BOA Editions, Ltd. is an American independent, non-profit literary publishing company located in Rochester, New York, founded in 1976 by the late poet, editor and translator, A. Poulin, Jr., and publishing poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.

The press's mission statement: "BOA Editions, Ltd., a not-for-profit publisher of poetry and other literary works, fosters readership and appreciation of contemporary literature. By identifying, cultivating, and publishing both new and established poets and selecting authors of unique literary talent, BOA brings high quality literature to the public."[1]

Notable authors include Li-Young Lee, Lucille Clifton, W.D. Snodgrass, Naomi Shihab Nye, Brigit Pegeen Kelly, G.C. Waldrep, Katy Lederer, Carolyn Kizer, Russell Edson, Karen Volkman, Sean Thomas Dougherty, Kazim Ali, Deena Linett, Michael Waters, and Wyn Cooper.[2] Authors have been recipients of the Pulitzer Prize,[3] the National Book Award,[4] Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, Lannan Literary Award, the Shelley Memorial Award, Guggenheim Fellowships, NEA fellowships, and many other awards and honors. BOA Editions titles have been reviewed in The New York Times,[5] Publishers Weekly,[6] Library Journal, and other venues.

The press has received grants from Literature Program of the New York State Council on the Arts; the Literature Program of the National Endowment for the Arts;[7] the Sonia Raiziss Giop Charitable Foundation; the Lannan Foundation;[8] the Mary S. Mulligan Charitable Trust; the County of Monroe, NY; the Rochester Area Community Foundation; the Ames-Amzalak Memorial Trust in memory of Henry Ames, Semon Amzalak and Dan Amzalak; and the Steeple-Jack Fund.[9]

Awards given by BOA Editions include the A. Poulin, Jr. Prize, for a poet's first collection of poetry[10] and the Isabella Gardner Poetry Award.[11]


  1. ^ "BOA Editions, Ltd. > About BOA". Archived from the original on 2009-06-05. Retrieved 2009-06-03.
  2. ^ Poets & Writers Directory Listing: BOA Editions, Ltd.
  3. ^ The Pulitzer Prizes - Poetry - Past Winners
  4. ^ The National Book Foundation > National Book Awards: 2000 > Poetry
  5. ^ The New York Times Sunday Book Review > The Peaks of Occult, Calm Passion By Brad Leithauser > September 3, 2006 Review of Not for Specialists: New & Selected Poems > By W.D. Snodgrass
  6. ^ Publishers Weekly > Fiction Reviews: Week of 19 November 2007 - Poetry
  7. ^ "NEA 2008 Grant Awards: Access to Artistic Excellence - Literature". Archived from the original on 2009-05-07. Retrieved 2009-06-03.
  8. ^ "Lannan Foundation - BOA Editions". Archived from the original on 2008-05-16. Retrieved 2009-06-03.
  9. ^ "BOA Editions, Ltd. > About BOA". Archived from the original on 2009-06-05. Retrieved 2009-06-03.
  10. ^ "BOA Editions, Ltd. > A. Poulin, Jr. Prize". Archived from the original on 2009-04-28. Retrieved 2009-06-03.
  11. ^ Poetry Foundation: Isabella Gardner


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