Bio

Uroš Prah (1988, Maribor) is a poet, writer, editor, and translator. His first poetry collection was published in 2012 and carries the hardly translatable, onomatopoetic titleČezse polzeči (»Gliding over Themselves« or »itself« or »himself«); its Croatian translation by Romeo Mihaljević came out in 2018 in Zagreb. His second poetry collection with the completely untranslatable title Tišima (one attempt was »Phush«) saw the light of day in 2015 and was nominated for the Simon Jenko Prize and the Veronika Poetry Prize. In 2017 he received the Writers Grant from the Slovenian Book Agency. 2018 his German text Nostra Silva was awarded the Exil Poetry Award at the Vienna Book Fair. Currently he is working on two new collections – one in Slovene (due to be published in 2019) and one in German, while a Spanish translation of Tišima by Pablo Arragiada is being prepared in Argentina. In February of 2019 he was the resident artist of the Slovenian Ministry of Culture in New York, in September at the Romanian National Literature Museum & TRADUKI residency in Bucharest. Translations of his work have also been published in magazines, anthologies and other media in Germany, Austria, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Italy, Romania, Argentina and the Czech Republic.

 

In 2008 he co-founded the Ljubljana based literary magazine IDIOT, which he co- edited for several years – between 2011 and 2015 as the editor-in-chief. He was the program director of the International Festival for Developing Literary Practices – Literodrom at the renown Cankar Hall in Ljubljana from 2014 to 2016. In 2015 he co- founded the Museum of Madness, Trate, an international interdisciplinary research, art and social centre based in one of the oldest and biggest castles in Slovenia and a former institute for the mentally and neurologically ill, located in the small Slovenian border village of Cmurek. Cmurek is also where he grew up. He is currently based between Vienna (AT) and Maribor (SI).