Tomaz Salamun


Tomaz Salamun is a Slovenian poet, born in 1941 in Zagreb, Croatia, and considered to be one of the great postwar Central European poets. .alamun has taught at the Universities of Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Massachusetts, Pittsburgh and Richmond, and was invited to be member of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa in 1971. He spent several years as Cultural AttachÃto the Slovenian Consulate in New York. Already nine of his 37 books of poetry have been published in English, the last ones are The Book for My Brother (Harcourt, 2006, translated by Christopher Merrill and others), Poker (Ugly Duckling Press, 2003, 2008, translated by Joshua Beckman), Row (ARCpublications, 2006, translated by Joshua Beckman), and Woods and Chalices (Harcourt, 2008, translated by Brian Henry). His books have been translated in nineteen languages. In 2007, .alamun received the European Prize in MÃster in Germany. His There's the Hand and There's the Arid Chair, translated by Thomas Kane is due by Counterpath Press in 2009.