Slovenian poet, � alamun, reads

 

Slovenian poet TomaŸ  alamun (pictured) and translator/poet Brian Henry  read from their work on Thursday, October 9th, at 8 pm. at the UVA Bookstore.  

TomaŸ  amun was born in 1941 in Zagreb, Croatia and raised in Koper,Slovenia. He has published 37 books of poetry in Slovenia and is recognizedas one of the leading poets in Central Europe. Among his honors include the Preseren Fund Prize, the Jenko Prize, a Pushcart Prize, a visiting Fulbrightto Columbia University, and a fellowship to the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. His poetry has been translated into more than 20 languages around the world.


Brian Henry is the author of five books of poetry. His poems have appeared in numerous magazines around the world, including The New RepublicAmerican Poetry Review, The Paris Review, Grand Street, Poetry Review, and Jacket. His poetry has been collected in many anthologies and has been translated into Russian, Slovenian, and Croatian. He has co-edited Verse since 1995, and he co-edited The Verse Book of Interviews. His translation of  alamun's Woods and Chalices appeared from Harcourt in 2008.

2 comments

the world would be a better place if we could all follow this example of the Amish. A well written article.

What a lesson to our generation ... fighting to protect our "religious rights " "freedom of speech" and reading this article ... some how seems to trancend all that ... this is beyond our rights ... this is like life itself ... why can't we seem to understand the simplicity of life ... or more to the point ... why can't I , myself , understand ...