Kristina Hočevar

Kristina Hočevar (1977–) poet. She obtained her BA in Slovenian Language and Literature and General Linguistics at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana and currently teaches Slovenian at two schools – the Moste Secondary School and the Ljubljana School for the Deaf and Hard of
Hearing. She is the author of five poetry collections (V pliš – Into Plush, 2004; Fizični rob – The Physical Edge, 2007; Repki – Tails, 2008; Nihaji – Oscillations, 2009; Na zobeh aluminij, na ustnicah kreda – Aluminium on the Teeth, Chalk on the Lips, 2012). Her collection Tails won her the Zlata ptica Award and the nomination for the Veronika Award. Up to date, her
poetry has been translated into English, Polish, Hebrew, Hungarian etc. It was also featured in the anthology Vsaka ljubezen je pesem (Every Love is a Poem, Slovene Writers’ Association, 2004), Contemporary Slovenian Poetry 3 (Center for Slovenian Literature, 2008), the
2010 Days of Poetry and Wine almanac, as well as Talisman – A Journal of Contemporary Poetry and Poetics 38/39/40, 2010. Kristina Hočevar has been described as one of the voices in the Slovenian literary field that are internally alive and dynamic on the one hand and sensitive and socially aware on the other. In the future, she would like to try out another artistic medium besides words.