Milan Jesih was born in 1950 in Ljublijana. His books Soneti (Sonnets, 1989), Soneti drugi (Sonnets the Second, 1993) and Jambi (lambics, 2000) represent the peak of Slovenian postmodernism in poetry. In addition to his poetry, he has written plays and produced numerous translations into Slovenian from English and Russian. Jesih presents Selected Poems, his first selection to be translated into English. Beginning with humour and autobiography, the poems gradually withdraw into a universe of fragments, quotations, dreams and doubt.