Ljubljana, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (now in Slovenia)
|Occupation||poet, playwright, translator|
|Notable works||Soneti, Soneti drugi, Jambi, Grenki sadeži pravice|
|Notable awards||Prešeren Award |
2002 for his poetic opus
2001 for Jambi
2001 for Jambi
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).
He won the Prešeren Foundation Award in 1986 for his poetry collection Usta and for his plays, 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.
- Uran v urinu, gospodar! (1972)
- Legende (1974)
- Kobalt (1976)
- Volfram (1980)
- Usta (1985)
- Soneti (1989)
- Soneti drugi (1993)
- Jambi (2000)
- "Slovene Writers' Association site". Slovene writers' portal (in Slovenian). DSP Slovene Writers' Association. Archived from the original on 2011-11-14. Retrieved 16 November 2011.
- Scottish Poetry Library site Archived 2010-07-27 at the Wayback Machine
- Slovenian Ministry of Culture, complete list of Prešeren Foundation Awards recipients[permanent dead link]
- Slovenian Ministry of Culture, complete list of the Grand Prešeren Awards recipients[permanent dead link]
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