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(10/06/2008) Snow by Tomaz Salamun. West Brach. 1973. Toothpaste Press. Translated From The Slovene By The Author In Collaboration W/Michael Waltuch, Anselm Hollo, Bob Perelman, Deborah Kohloss & Elliott Anderson. keywords: Poetry Translated Eastern Europe Yugoslavia Literature. no page count.

Salamun's 'History' is one of my all-time favorite poems.

FROM THE PUBLISHER -

   Tomaz Salamun is a Slovenian poet. He was born in 1941 in Zagreb, Croatia, and raised in Koper, Slovenia. He has published 30 collections of poetry in his native Slovenian language. Salamun spent two years at the University of Iowa Writer's Workshop in the 1970s and has lived for periods of time in the United States since then. For a time, he served as Cultural Attache to the Slovenian Embassy in New York. He has had ten collections of poetry published in English, including The Selected Poems of Tomaz Salamun ; The Shepherd, the Hunter ; The Four Questions of Melancholy ; Feast, 'Poker', 'Row!', 'The Book for My Brother', and 'Woods and Chalices' He lives in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and is married to the painter Metka Krashovec. SNOW is one of two American chapbooks that were published as a result of Tomaz Salamun's collaborations with a group of poets at the Iowa Writer's Workshop. 'By the time they were published, he had returned to Ljubljana, where he worked at odd jobs, translated William Carlos Williams and Apollinaire, Balzac and Simone de Beauvoir, divorced, taught primary school in a village, and worked as a salesman while continuing to write his poems. In 1979 he remarried and received a grant that allowed him to travel to Mexico, where he lived during 1979 and 1980. Salamun returned to Ljubljana in 1981. The pace of the writing in the 1980s has slowed and the vision is noticeably darker'.

 

 

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