Jure Jakob was born in 1977 in Celje. He earned his Master’s Degree in Comparative Literature at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Ljubljana, the city where he currently resides working as a self-employed professional in culture. In 2010, Jakob published an essay-like study of the prose of Lojze Kovačičl titled A Child’s View (Otroški pogled), while his poetic oeuvre consists of four books. Upon its publication in 2003, his debut Three Stations (Tri postaje) brought a seemingly reserved but decidedly fresh breath of air to contemporary Slovenian poetry and won its author the Golden Bird award. The book also took a prominent place in the anthology of young Slovenian poetry after 1990, which borrowed its title from one of Jakob’s poems. The book was sold out and reissued in 2009. Jakob’s second book of poetry, Wakefulness (Budnost), was published in 2006, his third, Abandoned Places (Zapuščeni kraji), in 2010, and his fourth and latest, Fragments of Work (Delci dela), in 2014. They have collectively established Jakob as one of the most prominent voices of his generation. His poetry has been translated into English, Italian, Polish, Czech, Macedonian, Serbian and Hungarian, Jakob and two other poets co-published a selection of their poetry in German, while 2012 saw the publication of Three Stations translated into Croatian.
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