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Jeton Kelmendi continued his elementary school in his birthplace. Later continued his studies at the University of Pristina and received the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Mass communication. He completed his graduate studies at the Free University of Brussels, Belgium with a concentration in International and Security Studies.
Kelmendi has written poetry, prose, essays and short stories. Kelmendi is also a regular newspaper contributor in Albania and abroad, where he writes about international cultural and political issues. Jeton Kelmendi became well known in Kosovo, after the publication of his first book entitled: The Century of Promises (Shekulli i premtimeve), published in 1999. Later he published a number of other books. His poems are translated in more than twenty two languages and published in a few international Literature Antologies. He is one of the most translated Albanian Poets. According to a number of literary critics, Kelmendi is the genuine representative of modern Albanian poetry. Jeton Kelmendi is considered by the great Albanian novelist Ismail Kadare –nominated for several years for the Nobel prize-. Jeton Kelmendi has some poems dedicated to important Albanian personalities as Mother Teresa (Living Beyond Herself), and Ibrahim Rugova (The Winter Of Great Despair). He is a member of many international poetry clubs and is a contributor in many literary and cultural magazine, especially in English, French and Romanian Languages. The wisdom of his work in the field of Literature is based in the attention that he pays to the poetic expression, modern exploration of the text and the delpth of the message. His Gengre is focused more on love lyrics and elliptical verse intertwined with metaphors and artistical symbolism. Kelmendi is a veteran of the Kosovo war led by the Kosovo Liberation Army, 1998-1999. He resides and works in Brussels, Belgium.