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Klemen Pisk

poet, writer, translator, musician

The Blower

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Klemen Pisk's book Pihalec (The Blower) is a selection of humoristic short stories and was published at the most respectful Slovene publishing house, Nova Revija. The title story The Blower talks about relations between musicians and a conflict between the orchestra and solo performer, Janko. Thrown out from the orchestra, Janko is discovered at a jam session by an important businessman who offers him a well-paid job. Thus, an unsuccessful trumpet player becomes a successful glassblower.

Latest news

New translations on Kindle

Kansas City - Łódź - Ljubljana - Tržič, February 2012

Klemen's prose was recently translated into Polish by Katarzyna Bendarska. The book Wilno is available for Kindle (Polish edition). The story Vilnius has been also realeased in English edition.

Two videoclips 

Kaunas, October 2010 

Lithuanian actress Edita Niciūtė and director Raimundas Eimontas recorded two videoclips with recitations of Klemen's poems. You can watch both recordings using the following links:

1. The Horses were never running wild
2. The Doctor Pipes the Slow Swing

Raimundas Eimontas contributed also the sound background. Camera: Tadas Šlajus.

The Hermit and the Wolf in eleven South African languages

Johannesburg, South Africa, June 2010

In the begining of the Football World Cup Klemen's poem The Hermit and the Wolf was translated into all official South African languages. The poem was recited by South African artists and translators. Their recordings and translations are available on this page.

 

Klemen's book for Kindle

USA, April 2010

 

 

Klemen's first e-book, Vilnius, (translated in English by Shay Wood) has been released. The title page is illustrated by Arjan Pregel, who also executed the artworks for Klemen's third poetry book, Master in the Confessional Box. The book is available for Kindle.

Sangai Express

Imphal, India, January 2010

Klemen's poetry appeared in Indian newspaper Sangai Express which is published in the Indian state Manipur. The translation into the Manipuri language was done by the newspaper's editor Satyajit Usham.

 

 

Pustovník a vlk

Bratislava, Slovakia, October 2009

 

Klemen's most recent book, Pustovník a vlk (The Hermit and the Wolf), is published in Slovakia on the occasion of Klemen's guest appearance at the Slovene embassy in Bratislava.

Translated by Terézia Benejová, Romana Marušková, Jana Mičuchová, Kristína Potočňáková, Saša Vojtechová Poklač, Miloslav Vojtech, Sabina Bodóová, Edita Csóková, Lea Geringová, Zuzana Golianová, Kristína Hetmanenko, Ľuboš Kačírek, Diana Lengyel, Simona Vojtušová.

An electronic version of the book is also available. Download it for free.

The book is sponsored by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Bratislava.

 

Fiction Fix

Jacksonville, Florida, November 2009

 

Klemen's short story Vilnius gets the Editor's Choice Award and is published in the American literary journal Fiction Fix (translated by Shay Wood).

It is nominated for a prestigious American literary prize, the 'Pushcart Prize'.

 

 

 

 

Auksas kišenėje  

Vilnius, Lithuania, September 2009

 

The anthology of Slovene short stories Auksas kišenėje (The Gold in the Pocket) comes out in Lithuania and includes Klemen's story. It is translated by Laima Masytė.

Evald Flisar, Andrej Blatnik, Maja Novak, Igor Bratož, Andrej Morovič, Feri Lainšček, Drago Jančar, Aleš Čar, Milan Vincetič, Andrej Skubic, Dušan Merc, Jani Vrik, Vinko Möderndorfer, Suzana Tratnik, Klemen Pisk.

Preface by Matej Bogataj.

Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2009.

 

Contact

Klemen Pisk has performed in many European countries, such as Finland, Lithuania, Poland, Austria, Slovakia, Czech republic, Germany, Croatia, Bosnia and Hercegovina and Slovenia. He is cooperating with writers, linguists and translators from all over the world. If you want to take part in Klemen's recent projects or you want to invite Klemen to perform in your country, write to the following adress.

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