Vida Mokrin-Pauer was born in Šempeter close to the town of Nova Gorica, where she has lived since she was four. A poet, writer, literary critic and journalist, she holds a double degree in comparative literature and librarianship from the University of Ljubljana. She worked as a librarian for five years, before devoting herself full-time to writing. She was the literary editor of the journal Primorska srecanja for nine years, and has written seven poetry collections, the last of which was published as Selected Poems in Bulgaria in 2005. She has also written poetry for children, convinced that such poems are as much for adults as they are for children. Her poetry has been translated into French, English, Serbian, Italian, Macedonian, Czech, as well as Bulgarian, and has appeared in a number of anthologies internationally.