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Iztok Osojnik's voice is a unique voice that records, reacts to and transforms the ironic and contradictory in everyday life into something more perplexing and yet more comprehensible. His poems are always in process, always asserting the world as a conundrum, and yet always asserting something beyond the confusion.
As Osojnik puts it: For me [...poetry]refers to some deep existential dimension of one's personal living. The poem doesn't finally resolve things. It is always a relationship between me, the poem, and a third, the other. So there is always something further to see. It's more like some kind of sensation or looking through a glass, like in September when the sun's rays are at a particular angle and the whole air is full of light.
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Iztok Osojnik lives in Ljubljana, Slovenia, with his wife and son. He has authored more than sixteen books of poetry and is the director of the International Literary Festival in Vilenica. His poems have been translated into over ten languages, including Hebrew, Albanian, Croatian and Italian. Most recently translated into English is the collection "And Things Happen for the First Time." His "Postcards for Darjia" recieved the Slovenian National Poetry Book Award.
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Book Description Jacaranda Press, 2003. Condition: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP69476616
Book Description Jacaranda Press, 2003. Trade Paperback. Condition: Very Good. 54pp. Thin trade paperback, VG, slight reading crease in spine, translated from the Slovene, Collection of poems from Iztok Osojnik, Seller Inventory # w161222522