CLEAR SHADOW - Aleš Šteger trans. Brian Henry

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CLEAR SHADOW - Aleš Šteger trans. Brian Henry

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A selection of poems from Slovenian poet Aleš Šteger’s 2015 book Above the Sky Beneath the Earth. Translated by Brian Henry.

Slovenian writer Aleš Šteger has published seven books of poetry, three novels, and two books of essays. A Chevalier des Artes et Lettres in France and a member of the Berlin Academy of Arts, he received the 1998 Veronika Prize for the best Slovenian poetry book, the 1999 Petrarch Prize for young European authors, the 2007 Rožanc Award for the best Slovenian book of essays, and the 2016 International Bienek Prize. His work has been translated into over 15 languages, including Chinese, German, Czech, Croatian, Hungarian, and Spanish. He has published four books in English: The Book of Things, which won the 2011 Best Translated Book Award; Berlin; Essential Baggage; and the novel Absolution

Brian Henry is the author of ten books of poetry, most recently Static & Snow. He co-edited the international magazine Verse from 1995 to 2017 and established the Tomaž Šalamun Prize in 2015. His translation of Aleš Šteger’s The Book of Things appeared from BOA Editions in 2010 and won the Best Translated Book Award. He also has translated Tomaž Šalamun’s Woods and Chalices (Harcourt, 2008) and Aleš Debeljak’s Smugglers (BOA, 2015). His poetry and translations have received numerous honors, including an NEA fellowship, a Howard Foundation grant, the Alice Fay di Castagnola Award, and a Slovenian Academy of Arts and Sciences grant.

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