Ivan Dobnik, born in 1960, in Celje. He studied philosophy and comparative literature at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana. He is a poet, essayist, critic, translator, and the founder and editor-in-chief of Poetikon literary journal. Major collections include: Zapreš svoje oči (You Close Your Eyes, 2003), Rapsodija v mrzli zimi (Rhapsody in Cold Winter, 2006), Zapisi z drevesnih lističev (Notes from the Leaves of Trees, 2006), Pred začetkom (Before the Beginning, 2010), Druga obala (Another Shore, 2011), Bolska (The Bolska, 2015) in Magični pesniški izreki (The Magical Incantations of Poetry, 2016). His poems have been translated into a number of languages.

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