Barbara Korun was born in 1963 in Ljubljana, where she received a degree in the Slovene language and comparative literature at the university and where she taught literature to high school students. She also worked at Slovene National Theatre in Ljubljana as a language advisor. Currently, she works as a free-lance writer. Her first poetry collection (The Edge of Grace, 1999) received the National Book Fair Award for a debut collection. For her fourth book (I'll be right back, 2011) she received the Veronika's Award (for the best poetry collection of that year) and Golden Bird (for outstanding achievements in literature). Her book of poems Songs of Earth and Lights was published in English translation at Southwords edition in Cork, Ireland 2004.
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