Elsewhere presents new and selected poems of the celebrated Slovenian poet Iztok Osojnik in a definitive English translation by Maria Jastrzebska and Ana Jelnikar.
The volume captures the extraordinary breadth of Osojnik's oeuvre, which addresses the rapid displacement and change experienced by his nation while maintaining an admirably international outlook.
The poet's travels to East Asia clearly provided him with a rich seam of experience and the jet-lagged flānerie of poems such as Green Skyscrapers opens the way to a telling exploration of globalisation and cultural drift.
A more lyrical persona comes to the fore in Ode to a Hind while selections from 2004's Mister Today chart the moving and funny struggles of a character who pins the very meaning of life on poetry.
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