Barbara Korun is a writer from Slovenia. Her first collection OSTRINA MILINE ('The Edge of Grace’, 1999) received the National Book Fair Award for a debut collection. For her fourth book PRIDEM TAKOJ, she received the Veronika's Award (for the best poetry collection of that year) and Golden Bird (for the outstanding achievements in literature). Together with jazz composer and percussionist Zlatko Kaučič, she recorded CD VIBRATO TIŠINE ('Vibrato of Silence', 2006) with poems of Srečko Kosovel, Slovene avant-gardist poet. She organizes readings of slovene women poets and is active in volunteering at the asyllum. Her work has been translated and published in fourteen monographies and many anthologies in more than twenty languages.