Peter Semolič, born in Ljubljana in 1967, studied General Linguistics and Cultural Studies at the University of Ljubljana. He is the author of sixteen books of poetry: Tamarisk (1991), The Roses of Byzantium (1994), House Made of Words (1996), Circles Upon the Water (2000), Questions About the Path (2001), Border (2002) The Bog Fires (2004), A place for You (2006), The Journey Around the Sun (2008), The Milky Way (2009), Poems and Letters (2009), Night in the Middle of the Day (2012), The Second Shore (2015), Visits / Visite (2015) and The Edges (2020). He has received many prizes for his work, including the two most eminent awards in Slovenia, Jenko's Poetry Prize and the Prešeren Fundation Award (the National Award for Literature and Arts). In 1998 he also won the Vilenica Crystal Award and Velenjica award (2016) for »10 years of outstanding poetic work«. Peter Semolič also writes plays, children’s literature and translates from English, French, Serbian and Croatian. He is co-founder and chef editor of first Slovenian online poetry magazine Poiesis (http://www.poiesis.si/).