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Even the Hollow My Body Made Is Gone

By: Janice N. Harrington

$15.50


Janice N. Harrington's collection Even the Hollow My Body Made Is Gone was selected from over 900 manuscripts by judge Elizabeth Spires as winner of BOA's 5th annual A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize.


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Fall 2011 Subscription

By: Aracelis Girmay, Carsten René Nielsen, Janice N. Harrington, Joseph Salvatore, Michael Waters, Naomi Shihab Nye

$72.00


Purchase the entire Fall 2011 collection of titles for a deep discount of $72.00!



This 6-book package includes: Transfer by Naomi Shihab Nye; Gospel Night by Michael Waters; Kingdom Animalia by Aracelis Girmay; The Hands of Strangers by Janice N. Harrington; To Assume a Pleasing Shape by Joseph Salvatore; and House Inspections by Carsten Rene Nielsen.



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The Hands of Strangers: Poems from the Nursing Home

By: Janice N. Harrington

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The Hands of Strangers portrays the tensions and moments of grace between aged nursing home residents and their healthcare workers.  What does it mean to be a nurses’ aide in a nursing home, the lowest of the low, the typically-female worker who provides physical care for the devalued bodies of the elderly? What is it to live one’s remaining life on a county ward as an indigent elder?  The poems show women in motion: they lift bodies, push wheelchairs, give treatments, and  perform the myriad tasks of caretaking.  The poems show aides as anonymous figures laboring under routines, time clocks, and a distant medical hierarchy.  They tell also tell the stories of how the nursing home industry reshapes lives, bodies, and identities of both aides and the aged.


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2011 Subscription

By: Adam McOmber, Aracelis Girmay, Carsten René Nielsen, Christopher Kennedy, Deborah Brown, G. C. Waldrep, Janice N. Harrington, John Gallaher, Joseph Salvatore, Michael Waters, Naomi Shihab Nye, Nikola Madzirov

$110.00


Purchase BOA Editions' entire 2011 collection of books for $110.00! This 11-book package includes all titles from our spring 2011 season:  Ennui Prophet by Christopher Kennedy, Your Father on the Train of Ghosts by John Gallaher and G.C. Waldrep, Walking the Dog's Shadow by Deborah Brown, This New and Poisonous Air by Adam McOmber, and Remnants of Another Age by Nikola Madzirov, as well as all titles from our fall 2011 season: Transfer by Naomi Shihab Nye, Gospel Night by Michael Waters, Kingdom Animalia by Aracelis Girmay, The Hands of Strangers by Janice N. Harrington, To Assume a Pleasing Shape by Joseph Salvatore, and House Inspections by Carsten Rene Nielsen.



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Darling Vulgarity

By: Michael Waters

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Darling Vulgarity showcases Michael Waters' long-standing aesthetic talent - the vivid and sensual poem. Like Whitman, Waters challenges us to embrace humanity's imperfections while, at the same time, urging us toward new spiritual realities.


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Praises & Offenses: Three Women Poets from the Dominican Republic Translated

By: Judith Kerman

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While the three poets presented in this bilingual collection present a rich contrast of linguistic and stylistic elements, each of them addresses shared political and cultural issues, illuminating what it means to be a woman living in the modern day Dominican Republic.


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This New and Poisonous Air

By: Adam McOmber

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Blending historical fiction with fantasy and the macabre, Adam McOmber’s debut short story collection brings the influence of Angela Carter, Isak Dinesen, and Edgar Allen Poe to the next generation. In “The Automatic Garden,” a solitary architect from the court at Versailles builds a water-powered pleasure garden; in “There Are No Bodies Such as This” we read a haunted and romantic fiction about the creation of Madame Tussaud’s wax museum; in “Fall, Orpheum” a small town movie palace becomes the temple for an entire town’s devotion and sacrifice. Adam McOmber seamlessly blends history, artifice and desire to create a dream of the past that intertwines with our own notions of modern life.

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Refuge

By: Adrie Kusserow

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As an anthropologist, Adrie Kusserow’s ethnographic poetry probes culture and globalization with poems about Sudanese refugees based in Uganda, Sudan, and the United States, especially the “Lost Boys of Sudan.” The poet struggles with how to respond to suffering, poverty, displacement, and the brutal aspects of war. Much of this exploration is based in poems in which a mother is also bringing her family to a larger global arena.


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In a Landscape

By: John Gallaher

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A book-length essay-poem, In a Landscape is noted poet and critic John Gallaher’s most personal, straightforward, and revealing book yet. Chronicling the meditations of an adopted son—now a father—as he struggles to understand the meaning of family, love, and death, Gallaher addresses life questions in a way that few poets of his generation have been willing to risk. In lyric-prose, this non-fiction collection explores identity, and ultimately, the making of a life.


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Against Distance

By: Peter Makuck

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In Peter Makuck's Against Distance nature is both a reprieve and danger. Here, various landscapes: oceans, inlets, rivers, foothills, deserts: pressure and test human relationships.


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Dusty Angel

By: Michael Blumenthal

$14.00


The winner of the 1999 Isabella Gardner Award for Poetry, Dusty Angel is the work of a poet who has been called one of the most talented of his generation. Blumenthal's themes of love, lust, longing and loss resonate throughout this collection in poems that are as remarkable for their keen social and personal observations as for their beautifully crafted language.


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Ithaca

By: Francisca Aguirre

$20.00


This 50-page poem is a major contemporary Spanish poet's reworking of the Greek myth of Odysseus, but with one important alteration: This time the story is told from Penelope's perspective.


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Nomina

By: Karen Volkman

$21.00


Nomina is a book of sonnets, most adhering to a traditional Petrarchan rhyme scheme. Far from a tidy closed form, Volkman's sonnets are volatile, sometimes violent instruments, resounding with struggle and shock.


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Roxa

By: William Patrick

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"Roxa is a daring, go-for-broke experiment that works. In this brilliantly orchestrated narrative for voices, Mr. Patrick refines the standard boundaries of poetry and prose fiction until they're transluscent, and he opens up exciting new multi-dimensional possibilities for other artists with the courage and imagination to follow his trail-blazing example." - James Dickey


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The Clean Shirt of It

By: Idra Novey

$22.95


The Clean Shirt of It marks the first English translation of a full-length poetry title by acclaimed Brazilian poet Paulo Henriques Britto. This is a bilingual edition published in English and Portuguese.


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Trillium

By: Richard Foerster

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Like Francis Ponge and Rainer Maria Rilke, Richard Foerster is a poet of great patience, seeing into objects–be they tulips, fiddleheads, wood ducks–and capturing their deeper energies.


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Breaking the Alabaster Jar: Conversations with Li-Young Lee Edited

By: Earl Ingersoll

$22.00


The interviews with multiple award-winning poet Li-Young Lee in Breaking the Alabaster Jar offer access to the poet's evolving concepts of what it means to be an artist, the way art can lead


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Chaos Is the New Calm

By: Wyn Cooper

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Chaos is the New Calm is a book of sonnets and sonnet like poems, some rhymed, some  not. Starting with the idea of the sonnet as a fourteen line lyric poem, this book plays with the form, putting rhymes in unusual places, inventing new stanza forms, and addressing an unusually broad variety of subject matter.


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The Folding Star and Other Poems

By: Jacek Gutorow

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The Folding Star and Other Poems is a triumphant collection of poetry that will help change our understanding of Polish poetry in the United States. The steady gaze, surgical precision, and syntactical richness of Gutorow’s poems speak to unhurried and lasting meditations, which, in their turn, beg to be revised time and again.


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There's a Box in the Garage You Can Beat with a Stick

By: Michael Teig

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Michael Teig’s long-awaited second collection is the perfect poetry companion: witty, intriguing, and self-effacing as it picks up overheard conversations and the accidental encounters of everyday life. As Stephen Dobyns wrote, Teig’s poems “have this ability to make the world fresh again and make us realize once again why we love the world, despite its failings and our own.”


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American Children

By: Jim Simmerman

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In his fifth full-length collection, Jim Simmerman creates an elegy-in-verse with technical mastery, wit and passion.  American Children's thematic pillars are bridged by three sequences: one of free verse poems; another in traditional and not-so-traditional forms; a third of "miniatures" -- brief verse snapshots, arranged in pairs and processions.  By turns lyric, narrative, and meditative, the poems in this collection range in tone from the formal tribute of eulogy to the keening and cut-up of wake.


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Smugglers

By: Ales Debeljak

$16.00


Bilingual Edition | Translated from the Slovenian by Brian Henry



The poems in Smugglers move through rapid historical shifts and meditations on personal experience, exploring the depths and limits of comprehension through the people and geography of the Balkans. Ultimately, Aleš Debeljak's urban imagination creates a mosaic—intimate and historical—of a vanished people and their country. Every poem in Smugglers is sixteen lines long—four quatrains, a common form for Debeljak. This structural regularity is reinforced by a commitment to visual balance, with each poem working as a kind of grid into which the poet pours memories and associative riffs.


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Bruise Theory

By: Natalie Kenvin

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Chosen by renowned poet Carolyn Forché as a finalist in the 1993 AWP Award Series in Poetry, Bruise Theory is Natalie Kenvin's debut poetry collection. Compact and powerful, her poems fly like small fists. Here are poems that address emotional illness, mother-daughter relationships, friendship and erotic love, physical abuse and the strength it takes to endure.


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Flowers of a Moment

By: Brother Anthony of Taizè, Gary Gach, Young-moo Kim

$25.95


Flowers of a Moment, Ko Un's latest treasure trove, is a recital of a stunning range of feeling, intellection, and expression featuring 180 brief zen poems from Korea's most beloved poet and four-time Nobel Prize nominee. These are intimate sketches by a literary giant at the apex of his career, in the autumn of his life.


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Mercy

By: Lucille Clifton

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Lucille Clifton understands that other people's joy, grief, and loss stand in direct relationship with her own. Amid turns sad, exuberant and angry, her voice has always been one of great empathy and wisdom -- as she says, "the only mercy is memory."


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