Ugly Duckling Presse

Poker (2nd Edition)
Poker (2nd Edition)

Tomaž Šalamun

translated by Joshua Beckman

Poetry | $15 $14
"one of the wonders of the literary world" — John BradleyThis is the 2nd edition of Salamun's first book, published in English with a new introduction by Matthew Rohrer.Eastern European Poets Series #3, first edition Eastern European Poets Series #20, second edition

About the Author

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.

About the Translator

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.

Advance Praise

[T]he poetry of Tomaz Salamun is truly one of the wonders of the literary world.—JOHN BRADLEY