Tomaž Šalamun (1941–2014) published more than fifty books of poetry in Slovenian. He was born in Zagreb, Croatia. His first collection of poetry, Poker, was published in 1966. He was renowned among his generation as a leader of the Slovenian avant-garde, and one of the great poets of Central Europe in the 20th century. His most recent books, published in English posthumously by Black Ocean, are Andes (2016) and Druids (2019).