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Tone Škrjanec

Slovenia, 1953

Tone Škrjanec was born in Ljubljana (Slovenia) in 1953. He finished high school and graduated in sociology at the University of Ljubljana. After being a teacher for a short period, he worked as a journalist for almost ten years. Since 1990 he has been a program co-ordinator at the Cultural Centre KUD France Prešeren in Ljubljana, where he works also as the organiser of poetry events. For several years now he has been the leader of the traditional poetry festival called The Tercets of Trnovo. He has published six books of poems: Blues of a Swing (1997), a haiku booklet The Sun on a Knee (1999), Pagodas on Wind, (2001), Knives (2002), Copper (2004) and Skin (2006). In spring, 2005, an English translation of the complete version of his book of haikus The Sun on a Knee was published in New York (Ugly Duckling Presse). In November the same year a book of his selected poems under the title Pilnowanie chwil was published in Poland and in 2008 his selected poems were published in Bulgaria. With five of his poems he also took part in the “poetry & music” CD record A Bit of Noise and a Pinch of Salt that was recorded in 2003 by a group of poets and different musicians from Ljubljana. and in the year 2007 he recorded the CD Catching the Rhythm (seven poems with music) accompanied by composer and musician Jani Mujič. His poems were translated and published in numerous literary revues and anthologies in Europe and other countries. Beside writing poetry, Tone Škrjanec also works as a translator. He translates poems and novels from English, Croatian and Serbian into Slovene. His preference goes to modern American literature (Paul Bowles, William S. Burroughs, Charles Bukowski, Gary Snyder, Frank O’Hara, Timothy Liu, Kenneth Rexroth, Jack Spicer …).

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Authors

Agnieszka Będkowska-Kopczyk
Agnieszka Żuchowska-Arendt
Alenka Jovanovski
Alenka Koderman
Alja Adam
Amir Talić
Andraž Polič
Andrea Brady
Andrej Hočevar
Anja Sredić
Anupama Amaran
Barbara Korun
Barbara Pogačnik
Barbara Siegel Carlson
Bojan Brecelj
Catherine Phil MacCarthy
Ciaran O'Driscoll
Cristina Viti
Darija Žilić
David Brooks
Dejan Koban
Dinko Telećan
Dražen Katunarić
Emilio Coco
Esa Hirvonen
Fiona Sampson
Francisco Larios
Gašper Malej
Gašper Torkar
Glorjana Veber
Goran Janković
Goran Č. Potočnik
Goro Takano
Gregor Podlogar
Hana Kovač
Henning H. Bergsvåg
Hiroshi Hasebe
Christophe Lamiot Enos
Ineke Holzhaus
Irena Šťastná
Isabella Panfido
Ivan Landžev
Iztok Osojnik
Jacek Lenkiewicz
Jan Kuhlbrodt
Ján Gavura
Jana Šnytová
Jani Kovačič
Johanna Venho
John Davies
John O'Donoghue
Jonáš Hájek
Jouni Inkala
Kelly Lenox
Knute Skinner
Kristina Hočevar
Ksenija Premur
Ksenija Jus - Xenia
Lenka Krajnc
Maciej Melecki
Maja Novak
Marcin Warmuz
Maria Jastrzebska
Marianna Kurtto
Marjan Strojan
Mark Whelan
Marta Podgórnik
Martina Komárková
Martina Hefter
Matej Krajnc
Michał Kopczyk
Michele Obit
Milan Jesih
Miroslava Gavurová
Muanis Sinanović
Paddy Bushe
Pamela Uschuk
Paul Polansky
Pauliina Haasjoki
Petra Kolmančič
Primož Čučnik
Radharani Pernarčič
Roberto Nassi
Robin Parmar
Simona Popescu
Slavo Šerc
Srečko Kosovel
Stephen Watts
Špela Drnovšek Zorko
Špela Sevšek Šramel
Tahir Mujičić
Taja Kramberger
Takako Arai
Tatjana Jamnik
Tina Kozin
Tone Škrjanec
Urška P. Černe
Vilja-Tuulia Huotarinen
Ville Hytönen
Vlado Kreslin
Willem van Toorn
William Pitt Root
Zlati Čoln 2010