Written + Spoken Word

Butler Visiting Writers Series: Tomaz Salamun

When: Tue., Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m. 2013

Slovenian poet Tomaž Šalamun is one of Europe’s most prominent poets and a leader of the Eastern European avant-garde. He is the author of more than 30 collections of poetry in Slovenian and English. He published his first collection, Poker (1966), at the age of 25.

He has won the Jenko Prize, Slovenia’s Prešeren and Mladost Prizes, and a Pushcart Prize. Šalamun and his German translator, Fabjan Hafner, were awarded the European Prize for Poetry by the German city of Muenster. His poetry has been widely anthologized and translated into more than 20 languages.

Šalamun was a Fulbright Fellow at Columbia University. When he joined the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, he met the Finnish American poet Anselm Hollo, who later became one of Šalamun’s translators. Šalamun is a member of the Slovenian Academy of Science and Art and lives in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He teaches occasionally in the United States.

Price: Free and open to the public.

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