Lučka Zorko: VREŠČEČE ČERI
Wednesday, February 15th
Book presentation Vreščeče čeri ('Screaming Reefs') by Lučka Zorko.
Vreščeče čeri (‘Screaming reefs’) is a poetry collection that has to be read at least twice. It is a multi-layered and hermetic collection in which poet Lučka Zorko is trying put into words the complexity of life and the world, trapped in the web of time spanning from the coasts of past all the way to the coasts of future human existence, whose ropes flow together and get knotted inside its interior, and expand and merge into worlds of creative processes and the poem itself. Perhaps the collection functions as an enigmatic knot at first sight, but through a repeated reception it is untied into a river of poetic imagination – but the river brings the sky into you together with the surface.
Lučka Zorko (1981, Murska Sobota) is a poet, prosaist and proofreader. She currently lives and works in Maribor. She has published four independent poetry collections (Reciklaža kosti, 2001; Obdukcija srca, 2004; Karavana, 2006; Vreščeče čeri, 2011), one short story in a collection of several authors (Štirje, 2002) and a children’s fairytale in co-authorship with Robert Titan Felix (Grimolda, 2008). She has won the ‘Pesniški turnir’ award in 2009 and the University of Maribor certificate for cultural achievements.
Translations of her works have appeared two ex-Yugoslavian literature collections (Album, Rukopisi), a collection of new-Sarajevo literary meetings Balkansko pero, the Prekmurje and Porabje contemporary literature anthologies, and in Italian and Hungarian literary magazines. She participates in group readings and literary projects. In 2011 she presented her poetry with a literary-video-theater performance Izstop (Exit), together with Tom Podstenšek and Simon Podlauf.
Support: EU-EACEA, Culture program Brussels, Ministry of Culture, Municipality of Maribor, Office of the Republic of Slovenia for Youth.