Kristina Kočan/Slovenia, 1981
Kristina Kočan (1981, Slovenia), poet and translator, is the author of four collections of poetry: Migrations (Selišča, 2021), Stitchwork (Šivje, 2018), Wheels and Mulberries (Kolesa in murve, 2014) and Junk (Šara, 2008), which was nominated for the best debut of the year. At the end of 2018, a multimedia book s|prehod was published, which includes a selection of her poetry, audio recordings of her set poetry and photographs by Bojan Atanaskovič. In 2019, her short fiction debut Wildlife (Divjad) was published by Litera. Her poetry has been translated into more than 10 languages and included in numerous international anthologies, including Europe in Poems: The Versopolis Anthology in Other Words/Druge besede. Her translation work focuses mainly on American authors. As a lyricist, she works with the band Brest, with whom she has released two acclaimed albums.