Aleš Šteger (Curator)
Aleš Šteger (1973), poet, essayist, and publisher, is the Curator of Poetica II. He is one of the most important Slovenian authors of his generation. He became known outside the country in 1997 through his volume of poetry Kašmir, which appeared in German translation in 2001. For his publications, he has received many awards, such as the Rožanc Award, which is awarded annually in Slovenia for the best essayistic work. He also translates from German and Spanish, including works by Gottfried Benn, Durs Grünbein, and Pablo Neruda. Šteger is a Member of the Academy of Arts, Berlin. His most recent publications in German are his volume of poetry Knjiga teles (Buch der Körper; Schöffling & Co. 2012) and his novel Odpusti (Archiv der toten Seelen; Schöffling & Co. 2016).