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Sun on a Knee
Sun on a Knee

Tone Skrjanec

translated by Joshua Beckman

Poetry | $7 $5
Buy"winter, I sleep. spring, I drink tea."

This is the 3rd edition of Sun On A Knee, printed on the occasion of the author's sojourn and public readings in New York City in November 2010.


Excerpt ˇ


winter, I sleep. spring, I drink tea.
now the street is noisy
and full of yellow chairs.

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About the Author

Tone Skrjanec
Tone Skrjanec was born in Ljubljana in 1953 and graduated in sociology from the University of Ljubljana. He had worked as a teacher and journalist before becoming program and poetry events co-ordinator at the France Preaeren Cultural Centre in Ljubljana in 1990. Apart from writing poetry, Tone Skrjanec also translates poems and novels from English, Croatian and Serbian (Goran I. Jankovic, Tatjana Gromaca, and Delimir Resicki for example), reserving special attention for modern American literature (Paul Bowles, William S. Burroughs, Charles Bukowski, Gary Snyder, Frank O'Hara and Timothy Liu).

About the Translator

Joshua Beckman
Joshua Beckman is a poet, translator and editor. His recent books include The Inside of an Apple (Wave Books, 2013) and Supplication: Selected Poems of John Wieners, co-edited with CAConrad and Robert Dewhurst (Wave Books, 2015).