Roman Kissiov was born in 1962 in the town of Kazanlak, Bulgaria. He graduated in painting from the National Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia. He works in two areas – poetry and art. Poems by Roman Kissiov have been published in almost all Bulgarian literary editions. His works have been included in poetry anthologies in Bulgaria, Macedonia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Romania, and India. His poems have been translated and published in English, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Dutch, Danish, Macedonian, Serbian, Croatian, Albanian, Arabian, and Hindi. He has taken part in many prestigious international poetry festivals.