Above the Sky Beneath the Earth

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Pub Date: 10/01/2019

Pages: 110

Publisher: White Pine Press

Imprint: White Pine Press

ISBN 13: 9781945680328

ISBN 10: 1945680326

Price: $17.00

Category: POETRY / European / General

Above the Sky Beneath the Earth

By Ales Steger, Brian Henry

Price: $17.00



About the Book

Šteger’s poems are harrowing and hilarious, unnerving and weirdly familiar—and, most of all, ambitious in its attempt to look anew into our all-too-human darkness.

About the Book

Even the darkest and most serious of these poems are tempered with coy playfulness.


Aleš Šteger has published seven books of poetry, three novels, and two books of essays. A Chevalier des Artes et Lettres in France and a member of the Berlin Academy of Arts, he received the 1998 Veronika Prize for the best Slovenian poetry book, the 1999 Petrarch Prize for young European authors, the 2007 Rožanc Award for the best Slovenian book of essays, and the 2016 International Bienek Prize. His work has been translated into over 15 languages, including Chinese, German, Czech, Croatian, Hungarian, and Spanish. His first collection in English, The Book of Things, appeared from BOA Editions in 2010 and won the Best Translated Book Award.

Brian Henry has published 11 books of poetry, most recently Permanent State (Ahsahta, 2019). His translation of Aleš Šteger’s The Book of Things appeared from BOA Editions in 2010 and won the Best Translated Book Award. He also has translated Tomaž Šalamun’s Woods and Chalices and Aleš Debeljak’s Smugglers. His translations have received numerous honors, including an NEA fellowship, a Howard Foundation grant, and a Slovenian Academy of Arts and Sciences grant.