Jeton Kelmendi

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Jeton Kelmendi
Jeton kelmendi.jpg
Born 1978 (age 36–37)
Peć, SFR Yugoslavia
Education University of Brussels
Period 1999-present
Genre Poetry, Writing
Notable awards
  • Doctor Honoris Causa of the Institute of Ukrainian and Caucasian studies at the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences
  • SOLENZARA the Prestigious International Award, Paris, France.
  • International Prize "Nikolaj Gogol" Ukraine 2013.
  • International Prize "Alexander the Great" Greece 2013
  • International Prize "World Poetry" third prize in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina 2013.
  • International Prize "Ludwig Nobel" of Udmurtian PEN Club, Udmurtu, Russia
  • "Translator of the year" prize, China 2013
Website
jetonkelmendi.page.tl

Jeton Kelmendi (born 1978 in Peć, SFR Yugoslavia) is an Albanian journalist, poet, translator and political analyst.

Biography[edit]

Early life and education[edit]

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.

Career[edit]

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-.[1] Jeton Kelmendi has some poems dedicated to important Albanian personalities as Mother Teresa (Living Beyond Herself),[2] and Ibrahim Rugova (The Winter Of Great Despair).[3][4] 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.

Published works[edit]

  • The Century Promises (title of the original: Shekulli i Premtimeve), 1999 (poetry)[5]
  • Beyond Silence (Përtej Heshtjes), 2002 (poetry)
  • If it is afternoon (Në qoftë mesditë), 2004 (poetry)
  • Fatherland pardon me (Më fal pak Atdhe), 2005, (poetry)
  • Where are the arrivals going (Ku shkojnë ardhjet), 2007 (poetry)
  • You arrived for the traces of wind (Erdhe për gjurme te erës, 2008) (poetry)
  • Time when it has time (Koha kurë të ketë kohë), 2009 (poetry)[6]
  • Wandering thoughts (Rrugëtimi i mendimeve), 2010 poetry[7]
  • The baptize of spirit (Pagezimi I shpirtit), 2012 poetry
  • I call forgotten things (Thërras gjëtar e harruara) 2013 poetry

Published plays[edit]

  • The Madam Word (Zonja Fjalë), 2007 (Drama)[8]
  • Play and anti-play (Lojë dhe kundër lojë) 2011 Drama

Published books in foreign languages[edit]

  • Ce mult s-au rãrit scrisorile (Sa fortë janë rralluar letrat); published in Romanian
  • A respiration (Frymëmarrje); published in India
  • Dame parol (Zonja Fjalë) drama; published in French
  • Comme le commencement est silencieux (Ku fillon heshtja),[9] poetry; Paris, France,[10][11]
  • Που πάνε οι ερχομοί ('Ku shkojnë ardhjet), poetry in Greek; Athens, Greece
  • Wie wollen (Si me dashtë), poetry; Berlin, Germany
  • Frau Wort (Miss word), drama, Germany,[12]
  • Nasil sevmeli (Si me dashtë), poetry, Turkey
  • НА ВЕРХІВ'Ї ЧАСУ (In the beginning of time), poetry, Ukraine,[13]
  • How to reach yourself, poetry in USA
  • време кога ова време (Time when it has time), Macedonia
  • فواصل للحذف (Elliptical dots), poetry, Egypt,[14][15]
  • 34首封面, Poetry in China, 2013,[16]
  • Pensamientos del Alma (Thoughts of the Spirit), Spain 2014,[17]

Political science[edit]

  • EU mission in Kosova after its independence 2010 USA.
  • Bad times for the knowledge 2011, Pristina Kosovo.
  • NATO-EU missions, cooperative or competitive 2012, Tirana Albania.

International awards[edit]

 "Translator of the year" prize, China 2013
"Translator of the year" prize, China 2013
  • SOLENZARA[18] Prestigious International Award, Paris, France.
  • National Poetry book prize MITINGU, in Đakovica, Kosovo 2011
  • Doctor Honoris Causa of the Institute of Ukrainian and Caucasian studies at the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences.
  • International Prize "Nikolaj Gogol" Ukraine 2013.
  • International Prize "Alexander the Great" Greece 2013
  • International Prize "World Poetry" third prize in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina 2013.
  • International Prize "Ludwig Nobel" of Udmurtian PEN Club, Udmurtu, Russia [19]
  • "Translator of the year" prize, China 2013.[20]
  • Member of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine.
  • Member of the Association of professional Journalists of Europe AGJPB, Brussels, Belgium.
  • Member of European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Paris, France.
  • Member of International PEN club Belgian Francophone, Brussels Belgium.

Bibliography[edit]

 A book by Dr. Irena Gjoni about Jeton Kelmendi's creativity
A book by Dr. Irena Gjoni "Studies on the Creativity of Jeton Kelmendi
  • Dr. Irena Gjoni, Poeti shqiptar, Studies on the Creativity of Jeton Kelmendi,[21]

References[edit]

  • How to reach yourself, 2010.[22]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ as one of the greatest Albanian poets nowadays
  2. ^ How to reach yourself, 2007, p. 10
  3. ^ How to reach yourself, P. 105
  4. ^ Jeton Kelmendi (Author) (2011-09-19). "How To Reach Yourself - Poetry: Jeton Kelmendi: 9781447859215: Amazon.com: Books". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2013-07-10. 
  5. ^ "Books". Jeton Kelmendi. 2009-07-15. Retrieved 2013-07-10. 
  6. ^ "Koha kure te kete kohe - Picture". Unitedworldpoets.com. 2013-06-24. Retrieved 2013-07-10. 
  7. ^ "RRUGÀTIMI I MENDIMEVE". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2010. 
  8. ^ "ZONJA FJALÀ - DRAMÀ". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2007. 
  9. ^ "harmattan.fr". Harmattan.fr. Retrieved 2013-07-10. 
  10. ^ "Groupe l'Harmattan - Livres, revues, articles, ebook, vidéo, VOD, librairies, théâtre". Harmattan.fr. Retrieved 2013-07-10. 
  11. ^ "Groupe l'Harmattan - Livres, revues, articles, ebook, vidéo, VOD, librairies, théâtre". Harmattan.fr. Retrieved 2013-07-10. 
  12. ^ "Frau Wort". Amazon.com. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  13. ^ "НА ВЕРХІВ'Ї ЧАСУ". Botasot.info. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  14. ^ "دار شرقيات للنشر و التوزيع". Darsharqiyat.com. Retrieved 2013-07-10. 
  15. ^ "aleftoday.com". Darsharqiyat.com. Retrieved 2013-07-10. 
  16. ^ "The Earth Culture Pres". Blog.sina.com. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  17. ^ "Pensamientos del Alma". Retrieved 2014-03-09. 
  18. ^ "Jeton Kelmendi" (in French). Institutcultureldesolenzara.org. Retrieved 2013-07-10. 
  19. ^ "Ludwig Nobel". Ukrainka.org.ua. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  20. ^ "Translator of the year". Blog.sina.com.cn. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  21. ^ "Poeti shqiptar". Botimedudaj.com. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  22. ^ Jeton Kelmendi (Author) (2011-09-19). "How To Reach Yourself - Poetry: Jeton Kelmendi: 9781447859215: Amazon.com: Books". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2013-07-10. 

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