Peace to the People on Earth


Trans. Brian Henry


Tomaž Šalamun (1941-2014) published more than 50 books of poetry in Slovenia. Translated into over 25 languages, his poetry received numerous awards, including the Jenko Prize, the Prešeren Prize, the European Prize for Poetry, and the Mladost Prize. Kiss the Eyes of Peace: Selected Poems 1964-2014 (edited and translated by Brian Henry) is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions in 2024.

Brian Henry is the author of eleven books of poetry, most recently Permanent State, and the prose book Things Are Completely Simple: Poetry and Translation. He has translated Tomaž Šalamun’s Woods and Chalices, Aleš Debeljak’s Smugglers, and six books by Aleš Šteger. His work has received numerous honors, including two NEA fellowships and the Best Translated Book Award.

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Spring 2023

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