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BOA Editions restructures

BOA Editions Ltd. has promoted all three of its staff and consolidated its operations in one office.
Steven Huff, who has served as BOA’s managing editor since 1992, now is publisher and managing editor. He replaces founder Al Poulin Jr., 58, who died June 5 after a long illness.
“We are saddened by the loss of (Poulin).

BOA Editions restructures

BOA Editions Ltd. has promoted all three of its staff and consolidated its operations in one office.
Steven Huff, who has served as BOA’s managing editor since 1992, now is publisher and managing editor. He replaces founder Al Poulin Jr., 58, who died June 5 after a long illness.
“We are saddened by the loss of (Poulin). He made BOA a force in literary publishing,” said Alexandra Northrop, president of BOA’s board, in a prepared statement. “But we will continue BOA’s mission to present works of the highest literary and artistic quality and to advance the public’s interest in literature.”
BOA is an independent, non-profit poetry publishing house. Now in its 20th year, it has published 73 collections of poetry and poetry-related prose. The house has received several literary awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for poetry and the Lenore Marshall/Nation Prize.
Operations have been consolidated at its East Avenue office.
Huff, who also worked for BOA from 1985 to 1989, is responsible for acquisitions and publications, production, and rights and permissions. He also will oversee operations.
A former bookseller and newspaper reporter, Huff has had his fiction and poetry published in many journals. His short story, “The Nearness of the World,” received a 1995 Pushcart Prize.
Thom Ward has been named editor/marketing and development director. He will edit manuscripts, assist with acquisitions and share supervision of BOA’s interns. He also will continue to head marketing, publicity and development initiatives.
Ward’s poetry has been published in anthologies, newspapers and journals, including Atlantic Monthly, Yankee and the Christian Science Monitor. Six of his poems were nominated for the 1996 Pushcart Prize.
Robert Blake has been promoted to editorial assistant/administrative coordinator. He will assist with business and marketing, copy editing and productions, as well as coordinate general office management and computer-systems design.

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