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A Home for Wayward Girls
Kevin Boyle

First Book

New Issues Poetry & Prose
2005 • 93 pp. 6 x 8 1/2"

$14.00 Paperback, 978-1-930974-49-4

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“Kevin Boyle's poems are ambitious in form, theme, and style, but never merely egotistical. When they are not singing with a full-throated, operatic grace, they are telling memorable stories. But more than that, they answer Milosz's primary challenge for the poetry of our era: they come off as the poetry of only one person. And they do it passionately. A Home for Wayward Girls is a book for grown-ups: charmed, elegant, learned, and wise. It does not read like a project or even faintly resemble a first book. It seems the natural outgrowth of a sensitive and intelligent life.”—Rodney Jones


Winner of the New Issues Prize (2004)

KEVIN BOYLE was born and grew up in Philadelphia, receiving his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. He attended graduate school at Boston University and the University of Iowa. Kevin Boyle's poems have appeared in The Greensboro Review, Alaska Quarterly, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Poet Lore, and elsewhere. His chapbook, The Lullaby of History, won the Mary Belle Campbell Poetry Book Prize and was published in 2002. Boyle teaches at Elon University in North Carolina where he lives with his wife and two daughters.

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