Daily Archives: March 16, 2015

Ana Jelnikar, 2015 ©Philip A. Smith
“Every language can express anything and everything. Poets are the smiths in the workshop of words and new meanings; they have an enormous role. In a way, poetry writing is a political act—if it continually tests the limits of language. Poetry can breathe new meanings into common words, or gives them a new life by reactivating their old meanings. This is extremely important for the progress of society and individuals; it’s an invisible driving force. True poets are revolutionaries. Poetry writing is a permanent revolution.” (Ana Jelnikar) Ana Jelnikar, PhD, is a scholar and translator of Slovene poetry. Born in […]

POETRY IN TRANSLATION: Vibrant Slovene American Poetic Exchange