LOOK BACK, LOOK AHEAD: SLOVENE POETRY IN ENGLISH TRANSLATION
Ana Jelnikar and Barbara Siegel Carlson will read Kosovel’s poems from their book Look Back, Look Ahead: The Selected Poems of Srečko Kosovel (Ugly Duckling Presse, Brooklyn, NY, 2010), which they co-translated from Slovene into English. This selection—from his more lyrical and impressionistic poems to his avant-garde verses—aims to introduce Kosovel to readers who have never heard of him before. “The U.S. environment was always a very grateful audience for Slovene poetry, yet, the great reception of Kosovel exceeded all my expectations,” says Jelnikar. Come and experience this gem of Slovene poetry from the 1920s in the acclaimed contemporary English translation.
When: Saturday March 21 at 1:00 p.m.
(The poetry reading will be preceded by the making of “butarice”, traditional Slovene evergreen arrangements for Palm Sunday.)
Where: The community hall at the Slovene church of St. Cyril in East Village at 62 St. Mark’s Place, New York, NY, between 1st and 2nd avenues.
For more information contact Marta Stemberger at marta.cc(at)arinnainc.net .
(To read an interview with Ana Jelnikar visit www.arinnainc.net/en/blog/