Poet, fiction writer, essayist, translator, artist, tour director, mountain climber. Born on July 27, 1951 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Graduated in Comparative Literature from the University of Ljubljana (1977). Postgraduate studies at Osaka Gaidai University (1980-82). At present Director of the International literary festival Vilenica. Published 18 books of poetry and 3 novels. He also publishes essays on literature, anthropology, and philosophy. In last years an autobiographical novel The Story of Mr. Pirjevec and Me, and three books of poetry Darkness of July (2002), Once upon a time there was America (2003) and From the New World (2003) were published. He translated (poetry) from Chinese, English, Spanish and Croatian. His poems were published in English, Chinese, Croatian, French, Italian, Hungarian, Hebrew, Macedonian, Malay, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian and German. Three books of poetry in English: Alluminations (City Gallery of Arts of Ljubljana) and a collection of poetry And Some Things Happen for the First Time (Modry Peter, Canada 2001) and Mister Today (Jacaranda Press, 2003) and two chap books (Miscellany Poetry, UT). For his work he was awarded with Jenko (1997 – the best book of poetry award), Veronika (1998 – the poetry book of the year), Župančič (1992 – the town of Ljubljana), and Italian Friuli Poetry Award (2002) awards. In 2000 he was the fellow of Cambridge Seminar on Contemporary English Writers. And in 2001 the fellow of Goethe Institut in Berlin.