In 2007, Tomaž Šalamun, who was born in Zagreb in 1941, grew up in Koper and is now one of the most important Slovenian poets, spoke with the author, translator and publisher Aleš Šteger, who was born in Ptuj in 1973. The result of their conversation is our little volume as part of the »BOX—the wilde Slovenes«. It is the only poetological representation of Tomaž Šalamun himself.

The photo (thanks to Aleš!) shows the two of them in 2009 at the Great Wall in China; in the background the Forbidden City, Beijing.