Peter Semolic was born in 1967 in Ljubljana. He studied linguistics and cultural studies at the University of Ljubljana. Besides poetry, he also writes radio plays, children's literature and translates from English, French, Serbian and Croatian. He has published seven books of poetry to date: Tamarisk (1991), The Roses of Byzantium (1994), House Made of Words (1996), Circles Upon the Water (2000), Questions About the Path (2001), Border (2002) and Space for You (2006), and has received many awards, including the two most eminent ones, the Jenko Prize and the Prešeren Foundation Award. In 1998 he won the Vilenica Crystal Award. His poetry has been translated widely into many European languages.