Kristina Hočevar (1977) is a poet and graduate of Slovene Language and General Linguistics at the Ljubljana Faculty of Arts. She has written five books of poetry: V pliš (Into Plush, Cankarjeva založba 2004), Fizični rob (The Physical Edge, Cankarjeva založba 2007), Repki (Tails, Škuc 2008), Nihaji (Oscillations, Cankarjeva založba 2009) and Na zobeh aluminij, na ustnicah kreda (Aluminium on Teeth, Chalk on Lips, Škuc 2012). Tails received the Golden Bird Award and was nominated for the Veronika Award. Aluminium on Teeth, Chalk on Lips won the Jenko Prize awarded by the Slovene Writers’ Association. Her poetry has been translated into English, Polish, Hebrew, Hungarian, etc. The voice of Hočevar’s poetry is among the most spirited and dynamic on the Slovenian literary scene while also remaining sensitive and socially conscious.
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