Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009 12:30 pm


GRINNELL, IA—Slovenian poet Tomaz Salamun will read from his work as part of the Writers@Grinnell program on Wed., Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. in Faulconer Gallery in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts on the Grinnell College campus.

Salamun is the author of close to 40 books of poetry, at least nine of which have been translated into English. He is considered Slovenia’s greatest living poet and one of the foremost figures of the Eastern European poetical avant-garde. Some of his recent publications in English are “The Book for My Brother,” “Woods and Chalices,” and “There’s the Hand and There’s the Arid Chair.” A new book of poetry, “Blue Tower,” is due out in 2010. He has been awarded many international literary prizes, including the Preseren Prize, the Jenko Prize, and a Pushcart Prize.

Salamun was born in Zagreb, Croatia in 1941, grew up in Koper, Slovenia, and now lives in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He makes regular visits to teach and read in the United States.

For more information about the Writers@Grinnell program, go to The Bucksbaum Center for the Arts is located at 1108 Park St.