We are delighted to welcome Tomaž Šalamun to the Black Ocean family! Beginning in October 2015 with the publication of Šalamun’s Justice, our humble press will be the permanent home of all Šalamun’s future English language collections of poetry in the United States. Šalamun (b. 1941) has been best known as one of the leading voices of the Eastern European avant-garde and is the author of over thirty collections of poetry in Slovenian and English. His work has received the Jenko Prize, Slovenia’s Prešeren and Mladost Prizes, as well as a Pushcart Prize.
Our publisher, Janaky Stucky, had this to say about Šalamun's work and future with the press: “Black Ocean has long been admirer of Tomaž’s poems, which have been a direct influence on the work of many of the authors already on our list. His work will compliment and engage with our growing list of books and authors. We are honored by Šalamun’s trust and look forward to a long working relationship with him.”