Tone Škrjanec (Ljubljana, 1953) published his first collection of poems, The Blues of Swing, in 1997. Ten more collections followed, mostly recently Something about Us as Animals in 2020. He has also published two books of selected poems. In 2017, he received the Velenjica and the Cup of Immortality, the latter in recognition of his remarkable oeuvre produced over the past decade. In 2018, his collection Breathe garnered the main Slovenian poetry prizes: the Veronika and Jenko awards. Seven books of his poems have been published abroad (in Bulgaria, Croatia, Poland, and the USA), his poems have been translated into a number of languages, and many of them have been selected for Slovene and foreign anthologies. His record Catching the Rhythm consists of his poems set to music, and he has collaborated in two further records.