Tomaz Salamun
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Tomaz Salamun (Photo by Fred Johnston)
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Tomaz Salamun was born in 1941 in Zagreb, Croatia and raised in Koper, Slovenia. As a young poet he edited Perspektive, a progressive cultural and political journal, soon banned by the communist authorities. He has published some thirty collections of poems, and is among the most influential literary figures in central Europe today. Recent works by Tomaz Salamun include: Poker (uglyducklingpresse, New York, 2003); The Four Questions of Melancholy, (White Pine Press, New York, third edition 2002); A Ballad for Metka Krasovec Twisted Spoon Press, Prague, (2001); Feast (Harcourt, New York, 2000, ed. Charles Simic, intro. Edward Hirsch). Recent positions held by Tomaz Salamun include: visiting writer at Maymester, University of Georgia, Athens (2003); visiting professor of creative writing at The University of Massachusetts (2001); visiting professor at The University of Alabama (1999). Honours awarded Tomaz Salamun include the Preseren Fund Prize, the Jenko Prize, a Pushcart Prize, and a fellowship to the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. He has also served as Cultural Attaché to the Slovenian Embassy in New York.

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