Author: Tomaž Šalamun
Artist: Metka Krašovec
Translator: Michael Biggins and Tomaž Šalamun
Publisher: Saturnalia Books (2004)
"Tomaž Šalamun is a prolific Slovenian poet whose work has been translated into many languages. The eight collections that have appeared in America have influenced many of our best younger poets.... Šalamun's poems pull you in, as well as seduce you into reading more closely and slowly. The language, particularly from line to line, keeps changing, like the world.... For what Šalamun's melancholia and Krašovec's sense of longing set in motion is a dance of words and images, of words that evoke images we cannot picture, and images that define a world that cannot be contained in words."