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Srečko Kosovel

Srečko Kosovel

Srečko Kosovel (1904–1926) is a major Slovenian avant-garde poet. His expressive and symbolist poems explore essential and ethical issues, death, the decline of civilisation, while also painting the vision of a new, better world. Having learned about futurism and constructivism, he began experimenting with a verse construction, which he named “kons”. In it, he was combining an influential revolutionary programme to demolish the old world and man and create them anew, with a modern, challenging form of poetry. He also wrote prose poetry, sketches, essays and reviews.