Translated from the Slovenian by Brian Henry.
Brian Henry is the author of five books of poetry, most recently The Stripping Point (Counterpath). His translation of the Slovenian poet Tomaž Šalamun’s Woods and Chalices (Harcourt) appeared in 2008, and his translation of Aleš Šteger’s The Book of Things is forthcoming from BOA Editions. His sixth book, Wings Without Birds, will appear from Salt Publishing in 2009.
Aleš Šteger has published four books of poetry, a novel, and a nonfiction book in Slovenian. He received the 1998 Veronika Prize for the best Slovenian poetry volume of the year, the 1999 Petrarch Prize for young European authors, and the 2007 Rožan?eva Award for the best book of essays written in Slovenian. His work has been translated into German, Czech, Croatian, Hungarian, Spanish, and other languages. He is a founding editor of the Beletrina publishing house, and he founded the Medana Days of Poetry and Wine festival. The Book of Things, a volume of poetry translated by Brian Henry, will appear from BOA Editions in 2010.
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