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Milan Jesih (born 1950) is a Slovene poet, playwright and translator. He was the president of the Slovene Writers' Association between 2009 and 2011.[1]

Jesih was born in Ljubljana in 1950. He studied comparative literature at the University of Ljubljana and was a member of the avant-garde poetry group 442. He is known for his translations from English and Russian into Slovene (Shakespeare, Chekhov, Bulgakov).[2]

He won the Prešeren Foundation Award in 1986 for his poetry collection Usta and for his plays,[3] the Jenko Award and the Veronika Award for his poetry collection Jambi in 2001, and the Grand Prešeren Award in 2002 for his poetic opus.[4]

Poetry collections

  • Uran v urinu, gospodar! (1972)
  • Legende (1974)
  • Kobalt (1976)
  • Volfram (1980)
  • Usta (1985)
  • Soneti (1989)
  • Soneti drugi (1993)
  • Jambi (2000)

References