Aljaž Koprivnikar

Aljaž Koprivnikar (1987), PhD student at Charles University in Prague, poet and literary critic, was born on a late April night in Ljubljana. As a literary critic he regularly co-operates with various Slovene and international literary magazines and internet pages (Literatura, Delo, Versopolis, Radio Ars, Psi vino, Plav…). Within his academic research he most likes to focus on artistic and literary currents from the beginning of the 20th century. In his spare time, he likes to smudge black ink on the blank white spaces of small notebooks, always purchased at a specific – and always the same – place. He likes the dual as much as practising Rilke’s solitude. His poetry has been published in many Slovene, as well as international literary magazines and anthologies, and was translated to Croatian, Czech, German, Greek, English, and Serbian. Currently he is divided between Ljubljana, Berlin and Prague, where he works on the literary festival Microfestival as one of the programme co-directors, as well as the International Arts Centre Prague, and is involved with organizing the festival Mladi mesec – Slovene poetesses in Prague.