Ivo Svetina is a poet, playwright, essayist, translator and the current president of the Slovenian Writers’ Association. He has published 30 collections of poetry and has authored several theatre plays, fairy tales and essays on poetry, theatre and drama. He has also translated the myths of South American Indians, the Tibetan Book of the Dead, and Three Tibetan Mystery Plays. His recently published new collection of poetry, entitled Father, Your Eyes Are Burning, features sixty-five poems sharing a homogeneous and compact lyrical structure, in which the poet deals with identifying and recognizing a father by his name, figure and role within himself. In line with his characteristic style, Svetina has created a poetic dialogue with fragments from a Sumerian epic poem Enuma Elish and other mythical references, as well as with many disasters, past and present, of the Western civilization that are being reflected on a theatrical scenery of a personal biography.
Hear the author in conversation with Tanja Petrič, the author of the afterword. Passages from the book will be presented by Vojko Zidar, a resident member of the SNT Drama Ljubljana ensemble. Join us on Tuesday, 5 December at 17.00 at the Drama Café.
Tickets (2€) for the event are available at the Drama Box Office. No admission fee for members of Teen and Hamlet Clubs. Book early to avoid disappointment.