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- DescriptionPart of the New Voices from Europe and Beyond anthology series, this work brings the work of a younger generation of poets from across Europe to a wider English-language readership. It includes 6 poets all under 40, who (though in different ways) break with, and re-evaluate, the Slovenian literary tradition.
- Author Biography(1.) Vida Mokrin-Pauer was born in Sempeter close to the town of Nova Gorica, where she has lived since she was four. A poet, writer, literary critic and journalist, she holds a double degree in comparative literature and librarianship from the University of Ljubljana. She worked as a librarian for five years, before devoting herself full-time to writing. She was the literary editor of the journal 'Primorska srecanja' for nine years, and has written seven poetry collections, the last of which was published as 'Selected Poems' in Bulgaria in 2005. She has also written poetry for children, convinced that such poems are as much for adults as they are for children. Her poetry has been translated into French, English, Sebian, Italian, Macedonian, Czech, as well as Bulgarian, and has appeared in a number of anthologies internationally. (2.) Maja Vidmar was born in 1961 in Nova Gorica. She studied comparative literature in Ljubljana, where she currently lives as a free-lance writer. She is the author of several poetry collections: 'Body Distances' (1984), 'Ways of Binding' (1988), 'Urgent Direction: Selected Poems' (1989), 'At the Base' (1998) and 'Presence' (2005), which was awarded the Jenko Prize. She is also the winner of the prestigious Pre'eren Foundation Award, and her work has appeared internationally in various literary journals and anthologies. Her selected poems were published in German translation in Graz and this book received the Hubert-Burda-Stifung Prize in 1999. A Croatian translation was also published in the same year in Zagreb under the title Akt. (3.) Uros Zupan, a poet and essayist, was born in 1963 in Trbovlje and graduated in comparative literature from the University of Ljubljana. A winner of numerous prizes, including the Preseren Foundation Award, the Jenko Prize, Herman Lenz-Preis (Langenburg 1999, Germany) and the Premio della VI Edizione del Festival Internazionale di Poesia (Genova 2000), he has published eight collections of poetry and three books of essays. His poetry titles include 'Sutras' (1991), 'River' (1993), 'Opening of Delta' (1995), 'Succession' (1998), 'A Tree and a Sparrow' (1999), 'Oil' (2002) and 'Locomotives' (2004). The books of essays are: 'Light inside an Orange' (1996), 'The Songs Stays the Same' (2000), 'Walker' (2003) and 'Autumn Leaves' (2006). He has translated a number of poets, including Yehuda Amichai and John Ashbery. His own work has appeared in numerous languages, books and journals. He lives with his family in Ljubljana and is a free-lance writer. (4.) Peter Semoli was born in 1967 in Ljubljana. He studied linguistics and cultural studies at the University of Ljubljana. Besides poetry, he also writes radio plays, children's literature and translates from English, French, Serbian and Croatian. He has published seven books of poetry to date: 'Tamarisk' (1991), 'The Roses of Byzantium' (1994), 'House Made of Words' (1996), 'Circles Upon the Water' (2000), 'Questions About the Path' (2001), 'Border' (2002) and 'Space for You' (2006), and has received many awards, including the two most eminent ones, the Jenko Prize and the Preseren Foundation Award. In 1998 he won the Vilenica Crystal Award. His poetry has been translated widely into many European languages. (5.) Natasa Velikonja was born in 1967 in Nova Gorica. She graduated in theoretical sociology from the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ljubljana. She is the author of three poetry collections: 'Subscription' (Abonma, 1994), 'Thirst' (Zeja, 1999) and 'Weeds' (Plevel, 2004). A lesbian activist, she has translated a number of literary works from the field of queer and lesbian theory (including such authors as Lillian Federman, Monique Wittig, Shari Benstock, Richard Goldstein, Laura Cottingham). Over the last decade she has published almost 300 articles, columns and essays in various journals in Slovenia and abroad, and since 1997 she has been the editor of the political and cultural journal 'Lesbo'
- Author(s)Gregor Podlogar,Peter Semolic,Vida Mokrin-Pauer
- PublisherArc Publications
- Date of Publication26/09/2006
- GenrePoetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
- Series TitleNew Voices from Europe
- Series Part/Volume NumberNo. 1
- Place of PublicationLancs
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintArc Publications
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight256 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine9 mm
- Edited byAlexandra Buchler,Brane Mozetic
- Translated byAna Jelnikar,Stephen Watts,Kelly Lenox Allen
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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