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 (http://www.poiesis.si/).