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Tomaž Šalamun: Poker (2nd Edition)
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Translator: Joshua Beckman

~Poetry~ | $15 ($14 direct from UDP)
Perfect-bound. 84 pp, 5 x 7.5 in.
ISBN 978-1-933254-31-9
Publication Date: August 10, 2008
Series: EEPS

This is the 2nd edition of Salamun’s first book, published in English with a new introduction by Matthew Rohrer. 

“[T]he poetry of Tomaz Salamun is truly one of the wonders of the literary world.”

Eastern European Poets Series #3, first edition
Eastern European Poets Series #20, second edition


03.01.04 | John Bradley reviews Tomaz Salamun’s Poker (now available in an expanded second edition) in Rain Taxi

Born in Zagreb in 1941, Tomaž Šalamun attracted critical notice with his first collection, Poker, which was published when he was only twenty-five. His books have been translated into nineteen languages. He has received many honors and awards including the Preseren Prize, the Jenko Prize, and a Pushcart Prize.

Joshua Beckman is the author of five books of poetry, including Things Are Happening, which was the APR Honickman First Book Prize. His work has appeared in many magazines and anthologies including Harper's, The Pushcart Prize, and Best American Poetry. He has translated numerous books of poetry, including Poker (Ugly Duckling Presse), which was a finalist for the PEN America Poetry in Translation Award. He presently works as an editor for WAVE Books and splits his time between Seattle and New York.