Banalities

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A Midsummer's Night Press, 2008 - Poetry - 63 pages
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Poetry. Translated from the Slovenia by Elizabeta Zargi and Timothy Liu. 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, melancholoy 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 the poetry collection BUTTERFLIES and the story collection PASSION, both available from Small Press Distribution.

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Born in Ljubljana, Brane Mozetic has published twelve volumes of poetry, two novels, and a short story collection. He has translated numerous authors from the French including Rimbaud, Genet, Foucault, Guibert, Dustan, Cliff, and Brossard. His books in English include Butterflies (Spuyten Duyvil) and Passion (Talisman House) and the forthcoming novel Lost Story (Talisman House). In English his poems have appeared in Poetry International, Talisman, Transcript, Verse, Prague Literary Revue, Chroma, and elsewhere.

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