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The Education of a Poker Player

By: James McManus

$16.00


LINKED STORIES



“In writing about poker Jim McManus has managed to write about everything, and it’s glorious.” —David Sedaris



New York Times-bestselling author James McManus offers up a collection of seven linked stories narrated by Vincent Killeen, an Irish Catholic altar boy, in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Persuaded at age eight by his grandmother that entering the priesthood will guarantee salvation for every member of his family, Vince eagerly commits to attending a Jesuit seminary for high school. As the meaning of a vow of celibacy becomes clearer to him, however, and he is exposed to the irresistible temptations of poker and girls, life as a seminarian begins to seem less appealing. These autobiographical stories are enlightening and evocative, providing keen, often humorous insight into Catholicism, faith, celibacy and its opposite, as well as into America's—and increasingly the world's—favorite card game.


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2013 Subscription

By: Adrie Kusserow, Aurelie Sheehan, Douglas Watson, Fleda Brown, Hugh Martin, Jillian Weise, Jim Daniels, Li-Young Lee, Michael Teig, Sohrab Sepehri, Zeeshan Sahil

$120.00


Purchase the entire 2013 year of BOA titles for a deep discount of $120!



This 11-book subscription package includes:



-The Winged Seed: A Remembrance, memoir by Li-Young Lee

-The Stick Soldiers
, poems by Hugh Martin

-Refuge
, poems by Adrie Kusserow

-The Era of Not Quite
, stories by Douglas Watson

-Light and Heavy Things
, poems by Zeeshan Sahil; translated by Faisal Siddiqui, Christopher Kennedy, and Mi Ditmar

-The Book of Goodbyes
, poems by Jillian Weise

-Birth Marks
, poems by Jim Daniels

-Jewelry Box: A Collection of Histories
, stories by Aurelie Sheehan

-No Need of Sympathy
, poems by Fleda Brown

-There's a Box in the Garage You Can Beat with a Stick
, poems by Michael Teig

-The Oasis of Now
, poems by Sohrab Sepehri, translated by Kazim Ali and Mohammad Jafar Mahallati



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Spring 2013 Subscription

By: Adrie Kusserow, Douglas Watson, Hugh Martin, Li-Young Lee, Zeeshan Sahil

$60.00


Purchase the entire Spring 2013 collection of titles for a deep discount of $60!



This 5-book subscription package includes:



-The Winged Seed: A Remembrance, by Li-Young Lee

-The Stick Soldiers
,
by Hugh Martin

-Refuge, by Adrie Kusserow

-The Era of Not Quite, by Douglas Watson

-Light and Heavy Things
by Zeeshan Sahil, translated by Faisal Siddiqui, Christopher Kennedy, and Mi Ditmar



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Light and Heavy Things

By: Zeeshan Sahil

$16.00


Translated from the Urdu by Faisal Siddiqui, Christopher Kennedy, and Mi Ditmar



“[In Zeeshan Sahil’s poetry] There are simple images of the natural world, often in conflict with the world human beings have made, either literal walls (“Wall and Bird”) or barriers of the mind (“East”), as well as images of war, where a swarm of bicycles can stop a tank (“A Child’s Bicycle”). There is an innocence in these poems combined with a worldliness that makes them disarming. They attend to the harsh realities of post-Cold War Pakistan, while offering an obstinate hopefulness, regardless of the outcome of the effort.”



—Christopher Kennedy, from the Introduction


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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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Spring 2011 Subscription

By: Adam McOmber, Christopher Kennedy, Deborah Brown, G. C. Waldrep, John Gallaher, Nikola Madzirov

$60.00


Purchase the entire collection of titles for the Spring 2011 season for only $60.00!



This 5-book package includes 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.



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Ennui Prophet

By: Christopher Kennedy

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The poems in Ennui Prophet, Christopher Kennedy’s fourth collection, range from deeply personal explorations of relationships with family and friends, to examinations of the political climate in the first decade of the millennium. Whether personal or public, Kennedy gazes through a slightly distorted lens to better see the world around us.


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Peeping Tom's Cabin

By: X.J. Kennedy

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Peeping Tom's Cabin is a collection of light verse for adults composed by acclaimed poet, anthologist, and editor, X.J. Kennedy. An uncompromising formalist, Kennedy uses a broad range of long-standing poetic forms to both honor and skewer all classes of citizen, regardless of their revered place in society.


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Peeping Tom's Cabin

By: X.J. Kennedy

$22.00


Peeping Tom's Cabin is a collection of light verse for adults composed by acclaimed poet, anthologist, and editor, X.J. Kennedy. An uncompromising formalist, Kennedy uses a broad range of long-standing poetic forms to both honor and skewer all classes of citizen, regardless of their revered place in society.


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Encouragement for a Man Falling to His Death

By: Christopher Kennedy

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Christopher Kennedy's poetry is funny, deadpan, self-effacing and revelatory in the way of a man with nothing to lose. Encouragement for a Man Falling to His Death is a mix of verse and prose poems, ironic fables and surreal parables that lampoon the absurdities in contemporary American life.


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Encouragement for a Man Falling to His Death

By: Christopher Kennedy

$23.00


Christopher Kennedy's poetry is funny, deadpan, self-effacing and revelatory in the way of a man with nothing to lose. Encouragement for a Man Falling to His Death is a mix of verse and prose poems, ironic fables and surreal parables that lampoon the absurdities in contemporary American life.


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