Marko Kravos

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Marko Kravos
Born (1943-05-16)16 May 1943
Montecalvo Irpino, Italy
Occupation poet, writer, translator
Nationality Slovenian
Notable works Trinajst, Tretje oko, Jazonova sled
Notable awards Prešeren Foundation Award
1982 for his poetry collection Tretje oko
Astrolabio d'oro
2000 for poethry

Marko Kravos (16 May 1943) is a Slovene poet, writer, essayist and translator from Trieste, Italy.

He was born in Montecalvo Irpino, a small village in the Southern Italian region of Irpinia, where his family was sent to confination by the Italian Fascist regime. He spent his childhood in Trieste, where he attended Slovene language schools. After graduating in Slavic philology at the University of Ljubljana in 1969, in Slovenia (then part of former Yugoslavia), he worked in several publishing houses in Trieste. He also worked as Slovene language professor at the University of Trieste. Between 1996 and 2000, he served as president of the Slovenian section of the International P.E.N..

Kravos writes poetry, essays and children literature, as well as screenplays for radio. He is most renowned for his lyrical poems, which have been translated into 17 languages. His most famous poem is 'Jason's Trace' (Jazonova sled).

Kravos also translates from Italian, Croatian and Spanish to Slovene. Among other, he translated works by Scipio Slataper, Elio Vittorini and Octavio Paz.

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Notable works[edit]

Poetry[edit]

  • Trinajst 1966
  • Pesem 1969
  • Trikotno jadro 1972
  • Obute in bose 1976
  • Paralele 1977
  • Tretje oko 1979
  • Napisi in nadpisi 1984
  • V znamenju škržata 1985
  • Sredozemlje 1987
  • Ko so nageljni dišali 1988
  • Obzorje in sled 1992
  • Sredi zemlje Sredozemlje 1993
  • Il richiamo del cucolo – Kukavičji klic 1994
  • Krompir na srcu 1996
  • Vreme za pesna – Vreme za pesem 1998
  • Jazonova sled – Le tracce di Giasone – Jazonov trag 2000
  • Sui due piedi 2001
  • Potrkaj na žaro 2001
  • Med repom in glavo 2008

Prose[edit]

Prose for adults[edit]

  • Kratki časi – Trst iz žabje perspektive 1999
  • U kratkim hlačicama 2002

Prose for children[edit]

  • Tri pravljice: ena sladka, ena rahla, ena skoraj modra (1991)
  • Začarani grad (1993)
  • Male zgodbe iz velikega življenja Bineta Brrvinca (1994)
  • Ko je zemlja še rasla (1996)
  • Hudič iz kravjega jajca in druge mastne zgodbe (1996)
  • Zlati rog (2002)
  • Škrat Škrip Škrap nagaja rad (2004)
  • Podkovani zajec in modra oslica (2005)
  • Trst v žepu: pogled na zgodovino od popka dol (2006)
  • Ta prave od pet do glave (2010)

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