‘You know, my harp, I will be entirely without a body / and yet we both will sing with no restrains.’
Author of the Week: Slovenia
Kristian Koželj is a Slovenian poet, actor, and mentor to young artists.
His poems and essays have been published in distinguished literature magazines in Slovenia and abroad. He published his first book of poems Muzej zaključenih razmerij (Museum of Broken Relationships) in 2018.
He has been a member of Brothers Vajevec Actors' Studio in Ljubljana since 2012.
He is recipient of several awards, among others the national award for the best essay awarded by the most prominent Slovenian magazine for literature Sodobnost in 2018 and vitez poezije (knight of poetry) award in 2021.
In 2018 he funded an international festival for poetry and performance Izrekanja and has been its artistic director since.
He is also a librarian at Celje Central Library (Osrednja knjižnica Celje).
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