Aleksander Peršolja was born in 1944 in Neblo in the Brda Region of Slovenia. Now he lives and works in Križ, near Sežana. He is a poet and author of dramatic adaptations of poetry by Srečko Kosovel. As a teacher, he initially taught in Dornberk and after that in Dutovlje. For a couple of years he acted as secretary of the Primorje Drama Theatre Nova Gorica and later on began to organize cultural events around the Karst Region, while also acting as the artistic head of the Kosovel Culture House in Sežana. He began to publish his work in the Perspektive magazine in the 1960s, and since that time we can find his texts in the majority of the Slovenian literary magazines as well as in numerous anthologies. Among his ten collections of poetry are: Čez noč (Over Night, 1971), Nad poljem je mrak (Twighlight Fell over the Field, 1974), Sanjsko mesto (Dream City, 1988), Ob robu svetlobe (At the Edge of Light, 2002), Potovanje sonca (Journey of the Sun, 2007) and Proti robu (Toward the Edge, 2011), his latest book of poetry, which also includes images of paintings by Silvester Komel. His poems have been translated into Albanian, Croatian, Czech, English, German, Italian, Serbian, and Spanish.