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Celebrate the legacy of poet Lucille Clifton by helping BOA Editions publish HOW TO CARRY WATER
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    Digital Broadside

    We'll thank you with a digital broadside sent directly to your email inbox. A beautifully designed image of a poem from HOW TO CARRY WATER for you to cherish and share.

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    Blessing the Boats Selection

    You'll receive BOA's first Blessing the Boats Selection, YEAR OF THE DOG by Deborah Paredez, published in April 2020.

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    The Book!

    Be among the first to receive a hardcover first edition of HOW TO CARRY WATER. Plus a digital broadside of a poem from the book.

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    Lucille Clifton: The Documentary

    Be one of the first to watch BOA's short film documentary on Lucille Clifton's life and work! You'll receive an early release link to the documentary. Plus a first-edition hardcover of HOW TO CARRY WATER and a digital broadside.

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    • HOW TO CARRY WATER: SELECTED POEMS OF LUCILLE CLIFTON
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    "i am not done yet" Broadside

    Frame it, gift it, stick it in a book or on the fridge. An original letterpress mini broadside of Clifton's poem "i am not done yet" printed from handset type on a 1901 Golding Jobber Press on 100% PCW paper created by Myrna Keliher at Expedition Press. Plus a first-edition hardcover of HOW TO CARRY WATER and early release link to the documentary.

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    Your Name in the Book

    Be part of literary history. Your name will be listed as a supporter on the colophon page of HOW TO CARRY WATER and you'll receive a first-edition hardcover of the book.

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    Limited-Edition Broadside

    A full-size broadside of Lucille Clifton's poem "water sign woman." This limited-edition letterpress broadside is printed from handset type on a 1906 Colt Armory Press on archival FSC paper. Created by Myrna Keliher at Expedition Press. Plus a first-edition hardcover of HOW TO CARRY WATER with your name listed as a supporter on the colophon page.

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    • An early release link to Lucille Clifton short documentary
    • HOW TO CARRY WATER: SELECTED POEMS OF LUCILLE CLIFTON
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    Aracelis Girmay Collector Package

    Something extra-special for your poetry library: KINGDOM ANIMALIA and THE BLACK MARIA limited-edition hardcovers, signed by author Aracelis Girmay. Plus a first-edition hardcover of HOW TO CARRY WATER with your name listed as a supporter on the colophon page.

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    • HOW TO CARRY WATER: SELECTED POEMS OF LUCILLE CLIFTON
    • Your name in the book!
    • An early release link to Lucille Clifton short documentary
    • SIGNED limited-edition hardcover of KINGDOM ANIMALIA
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    1-Year BOA Subscription

    You'll receive a 1-year subscription (10 books), keeping you up to date on all the latest BOA books. Plus a first-edition hardcover of HOW TO CARRY WATER with your name listed as a supporter on the colophon page.

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    • Digital broadside
    • HOW TO CARRY WATER: SELECTED POEMS OF LUCILLE CLIFTON
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    Poetry Library

    Make room on your bookshelf for seven classic Clifton titles and a 1-year BOA subscription. Plus a first-edition hardcover of HOW TO CARRY WATER with your name listed as a supporter on the colophon page.

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    • Digital broadside
    • An early release link to Lucille Clifton short documentary
    • HOW TO CARRY WATER: SELECTED POEMS OF LUCILLE CLIFTON
    • Your name in the book!
    • 1-year BOA subscription
    • Collection of Lucille Clifton Classic Titles (7 books)
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    Film Patron

    As a special patron, your name will be listed on the colophon page of HOW TO CARRY WATER and in the credits of BOA's documentary film on the life and work of Lucille Clifton. You'll receive a first-edition hardcover of HOW TO CARRY WATER, an early release link for the documentary, a 1-year subscription to all BOA books, a signed edition of one of Lucille Clifton's poetry collections, and special updates from the filmmakers and BOA's Publisher.

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    • Digital broadside
    • An early release link to Lucille Clifton short documentary
    • HOW TO CARRY WATER: SELECTED POEMS OF LUCILLE CLIFTON
    • Your name in the book!
    • 1-year BOA subscription
    • Collection of Lucille Clifton Classic Titles (7 books)
    • Your name in the documentary credits
    • A poetry collection SIGNED by Lucille Clifton
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    Early Birds!

    You'll receive Lucille Clifton's chapbook "from the fenceless field." Printed as part of a limited run in 2007 by Booksmart Studio Inc., this chapbook is printed on archival paper and includes ten poems. You'll also receive a first-edition hardcover of HOW TO CARRY WATER with your name listed as a supporter on the colophon page.

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    • Digital broadside
    • An early release link to Lucille Clifton short documentary
    • HOW TO CARRY WATER: SELECTED POEMS OF LUCILLE CLIFTON
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