Fifty powerful and unsettling untitled poems make up this mesmerizing collection by distinguished Slovenian writer Brane Mozetic. In these poems, Mozetic confronts meaninglessness and pleasure, melancholy and excitement, often focusing on the pain we inflict on one another and especially on the pain we inflict on ourselves.
Born in Ljubljana, Mozetic has published twelve volumes of poetry, two novels, and a short story collection. He has also edited three anthologies, and has translated numerous authors from the French including Rimbaud, Genet, Foucault, Guibert, Dustan, Cliff, and Brossard. For many years he has been active in civil social movements and leader of the gay movement in Slovenia; he directs two literary collections (Aleph and Lambda) and is director of the Center for Slovenian Literature. His books in English include Butterflies (Spuyten Duyvil) and Passion (Talisman House) and the forthcoming novel Lost Story (Talisman House). English translations of his poems have been published in Poetry International, Another Chicago Magazine, Transcript, Verse, Prague Literary Revue, Chroma, and elsewhere.
by Brane Mozetic
translated by Elizabeta Zargi and Timothy Liu
Poetry/Eastern Europe/Gay & Lesbian
32 pages/perfect bound
Pub Date: 1 December 2008