Black Wave - Selected Poems of Drago Stambuk

Black Wave - Selected Poems of Drago Stambuk


Black Wave

Drago Stambuk, Croatian Ambassador to Japan and a leading poet in Croatia will read from his poetry book, Black Wave, which has been translated into Japanese and just published by Shichosha. The special guests, Prof. Akito Arima and Mr. Mutsuo Takahashi are also invited to the event. Please join us for the evening with beautiful recitation of his selected works in the original Croatian language, as well as in Japanese and English. Your presence will be greatly appreciated.


~ Program ~
Reading of selected works from the Black Wave
Commentary & Critique by Special Guests
…and more !

Author: Drago Stambuk
Special Guests:
Prof. Akito Arima, Former Minister of Education, Former President of the University of Tokyo
Mr. Mutsuo Takahashi, Poet, Visiting Professor of Osaka University of Arts

Date: Tuesday 7th July, 2009
Time: 18:00-19:30 (door open at 17:30)
Venue: JFIC Hall “SAKURA” at the Japan Foundation Head Office,
4-4-1 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku Tokyo Access
* There is no parking space.
AdmissionAdmission Fee: Free *The registration is closed
Language: Japanese-English (Simultaneous Interpretation)
Contact: Go Kobayashi
Europe, Middle East, and Africa Section, The Japan Foundation
Tel: 03-5369-6071   Fax: 03-5369-6041
About the author: Mr. Drago Stambuk

Born on the Island of Brac, Croatia. He graduated from the Medical School in Zagreb in 1974 and went on to specialize in internal medicine, gastroenterology and hepatology at the Clinical Medical Center in Zagreb. Lived and worked in London from 1983 to 1994. Between 1995 and 2000, he served as the Croatian ambassador to various countries, including India, Sri Lanka, Egypt and quite a few other Arab countries. He was a Fellow at Harvard University from 2001 to 2002 and since 2005 has continued his diplomatic service as the Croatian ambassador to Japan. His writing career spans from 1973 and includes 35 collections of poetry in Croatian, English, French and Spanish. His work has been included in all relevant anthologies of Croatian contemporary poetry. He has received numerous literary awards in his native country and abroad, and is the first recipient of Dragutin Tadijanovic Award established in 2008 by the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

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