Eva Luka is one of the most powerful and original voices in contemporary Slovak poetry. She has published three books of poetry so far and has won a number of national awards. She has lived and studied in Japan – her PhD was written in Japanese – and is also a translator. Her poetry has the resonance of myth, but myth grounded in experience. She hates similes – she says, nothing in life is “like” anything else: everything just is. Even the Ravenangel.