Tomaž Šalamun

Salamun Tomaz

Tomaž Šalamun, who died 27 December, 2014, published more than thirty books of poetry in his home country of Slovenia and is recognized as one of the leading poets of Central Europe. His honors included the Prešeren Fund Prize, the Jenko Prize, a Pushcart Prize, a visiting Fulbright to Columbia University, and a fellowship to the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. Nine collections of his poetry have been published in English: The Book for My Brother (Harcourt, 2005), Row (Arc Publications, 2005),Blackboards (Saturnalia Books, 2004), Poker(Ugly Duckling, 2003), A Ballad for Metka Krasovec (Twisted Spoon, 2001), Feast(Harcourt Brace, 2000), The Selected Poems of Tomaž Šalamun (Ecco, 1988, edited by Charles Simic), The Four Questions of Melancholy(White Pine, 1997), and The Shepherd, The Hunter (Pedernal, 1992). His poems have been translated into more than twenty languages.Woods and Chalices, translated with Brian Henry, was published byHarcourt in 2008.

  • Who Are You?

    who are you? the effect of well fed herds?
  • Georges de la Tour! Georges de la Tour! | Metka | The Cross

    I see how you climb!