Marcello Potocco

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Marcello Potocco (1974, Ljubljana) has so far issued four poetry collections: Lila (Mondena, 2002), Pripovedi o ovcah, ljudeh in drugih živalih (Narratives of the sheep, people and other animals; LUD Literatura, 2005), Popravki pesniške zbirke(Corrections of the poetry collection; LUD Literatura, 2007) and Via Francigena (LUD Literatura, 2011). For the last two books he was shortlisted for the Veronika and for the Jenko Price respectively. His poems have appeared in Serbian, Croatian, English, Czech, Polish, Macedonian, Italian and several other translations. He has taken part of various Slovene and foreign festivals, e.g. Goranovo proljeće (Croatia), Dnevi poezije in vina (Days of Poetry and Wine, Slovenia), Karamanovi days (Macedonia), Residenze estive (Italy). He is a member of the Slovenian Writers Association. In 2006 he received his Ph.D. degree in Comparative Literature. Since 2007 he teaches Literary Theory, World Literature, Contemporary Slovene Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Littoral, Koper (Slovenia).