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Drama Reads

Poetry by Gregor Strniša and Mila Kačič

Following a well-attended series of Slovenian poetry evenings in the previous season, we continue to present poetry by the most eminent Slovenian authors. Each event in the series will feature poetry by two authors, male and female, to underline the theme of the current season, entitled Love. To kick off the series, we will hear poems by Mila Kačič and Gregor Strniša. Gregor Strniša (1930–1987), a poet, playwright, essayist, songwriter, is considered one of the most prominent Slovenian authors. In terms of their form, his poems are rigorous quadruplets with assonance, arranged in cycles, thematically ranging from an anxious vision of everyday life to a purely unique metaphorically shaped universe, powered by images from ancient myths, medieval stories, fairy tales, fine arts… Mila Kačič (1912–2000), an outstanding stage and film actress and a subtle chronicler of thought and emotion, fulfilled her long life as an actress, a mother and a poet. Her poems are sensitive, as well as rebellious responses to the trials and tribulations of life, lively and witty in form and content as they record the tragic as well as wonderful twists of her personal fate. Because of its liveliness and poignancy, her poetry remains popular and widely read.

Cordially invited to hear a poetic dialogue of two different, but not dissimilar artists on Thursday, 24 October and on Friday, 25 October at 17.00. Silva Čušin, Maja Končar, Petra Govc, Zvone Hribar, Gregor Baković and Valter Dragan will read selected poems (different on both days) in the passageway of Maxi. (In November Drama Reads returns to the Drama Café). Free admission.