And Things Happen for the First Time: Selected Poems

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9780968872017: And Things Happen for the First Time: Selected Poems
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Poetry. Translation. Translated from the Slovenian by Sonja Kravanja as part of the Contemporary European Poetry series edited by Peter Milcak (other titles available at SPD). Iztok Osojnik has published more than sixteen collections of verse, including Mirrors in the Time of War, Hewn Stones, and Postcards for Darja. His awards include the Jenko Poetry Award and the Slovenian National Poetry Book Award, and he is the director of the International Vilenica Poetry Festival. "Bottom. Consisting of a mute face./ The triangle of eyes and language appears in many/ visions. Whispered words are doomed to/ pockets of air, the unspoken ones to// solitude"-from "Li Po I." Also features drawings by Fero Malik.

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Iztok Osojnik (1951 -, Slovenia), poet, novelist, essayist, editor, translator, painter and mountain climber - is something of a Renaissance man. He has published more than sixteen collections of verse, including Mirrors in the Time of War (1994), Hewn Stones (1995), Postcards for Darja (1997), Spleen of Berlin (1999). In 1997, he was awarded the Slovenian National Poetry Book Award for Postcards for Darja. Osojnik is the director of the International Vilenica Poetry Festival.

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