Uroš Prah

Slovenia


Uroš Prah (1988) grew up in Cmurek, a village on the Slovene-Austrian border. He studied in Ljubljana and is a university graduate in philosophy and comparative literature. He co-founded a literary magazine called IDIOT, which he co-edited for many years — between 2011 and 2015 as the editor-in-chief. The magazine aimed to discover groundbreaking artistic voices and watched some of the best young writers and poets develop. In 2015 he co-founded Literodrom – an international festival that problematizes literary practice and traces novelties, new modes of writing, new modes of publishing and new modes in forming artistic communities according to their geographical, political and social specificities. The artist is currently based in Vienna.

 

Prah's first poetry collection came out in 2012. It carries an untranslatable, onomatopoetic title Čezse polzeči Gliding over Themselves«). His second poetry collection with an also hardly translatable word-pun title Tišima Phush«) saw the light of day in 2015. In 2016 it was nominated for the Jenko Poetry Award and the Veronika Poetry Award.

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