Nika Gradišek

Nika Gradišek (2001) is a student of sociology and English at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana, a poet, journalist, tourist guide, amateur debater, musician and actress. Her poetry has been published in Primus, Poetikon, Mentor, Novi Zvon, LUD Literatura and elsewhere, and translated and published in English, Italian, Serbian, and Portuguese. Two of her essays have been published in Anthropos and Sodobnost. Nika is the editor-in-chief of the literary newsletter ENgLIST at the Department of English and American Studies at the Faculty of Arts, part of the artistic and organizational team of Young Rhymes in Ljubljana and a member of Slam Beasts in Maribor. She is also a winner of the Župančič Frulica, a finalist of the Little Veronica and the Poetry Olympics, a two-time winner of the emojie poetry competition, a winner of the competition for the worst poetry and the current slam poetry champion, who will represent Slovenia at the World Slam Poetry Championships in Brazil this October. She is particularly pleased to be able to wear the last two titles (Worst Poetry and Best Slam Poetry) at the same time this year.