Peter SEMOLIČ, born in Ljubljana in 1967, studied General Linguistics and Cultural Studies at the University of Ljubljana. He is the author of twelve 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) and Night in the Middle of the Day (2012). He has received many prizes for his work, including the two most eminent awards in Slovenia, Jenko's Poetry Prize and the Prešeren Prize (the National Award for Literature and Arts). In 1998 he also won the Vilenica Crystal Award.

Peter Semolič also writes radio plays, children’s literature and translates from English, French, Serbian and Croatian. He is founder and editor of first Slovenian online poetry magazine Poiesis ( 


  • Balassi Institute - Cultural Service of the Embassy of Hungary in Brussels
  • Instituto Cervantes de Bruselas
  • Mission of the Faroes to the EU
  • Ambassade du Luxembourg à Bruxelles
  • Orfeu - Livraria Portuguesa
  • Istituto Italiano di Cultura
  • Polish Institute - Cultural Service of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Brussels
  • Embassy of Iceland | Icelandic Mission to the EU
  • Austrian Cultural Forum
  • Commission européenne
  • South-Moravia Region Office in Brussels
  • Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovenia to the European Union
  • Etxepare Euskal Institutua
  • Fins Cultureel Instituut | Institut Culturel Finlandais
  • Camões Instituto de Cooperação e Língua Portugal
  • Yunus Emre Institute
  • Alliance française de Bruxelles-Europe
  • Estonian Presidency of the EU
  • Permanent Representation of the Republic of Estonia to the European Union
  • Romanian Cultural Institute in Brussels
  • Czech Centre Brussels