Ciril Bergles

Ciril Bergles
Born (1934-07-18)18 July 1934
Repče, Kingdom of Yugoslavia (now in Slovenia)
Died 25 August 2013(2013-08-25) (aged 79)
Occupation Poet, translator and essayist
Notable works Moj dnevnik priča, Pesnik v Benetkah, Ellis Island
Notable awards Jenko Award
2004 for Moj dnevnik priča

Ciril Bergles (18 July 1934 – 25 August 2013) was a Slovene poet, essayist and translator.[1] He published numerous collections of poetry and was also known for his translations of poetry, mostly by Spanish and South American authors, into Slovene.[2]

Bergles was born in Repče, just outside Ljubljana in 1934. He studied Slovene and English at the University of Ljubljana and worked as a secondary school teacher after graduation. He started publishing his poetry in 1984 with his collection Na poti v tišino (On the Path to Silence). In 2004 he won the Jenko Award for his poetry colletion Moj dnevnik priča (My Diary Speaks).[3] He translated poetry by Jorge Guillén, Alejandra Pizarnik, Jaime Gil de Biedma, Adrienne Rich, Fernando Pessoa, Luis Cernuda, Justo Jorge Padrón, Miguel de Unamuno, Constantine Cavafy, Rubén Darío, Ernesto Cardenal, Rafael Alberti, Federico García Lorca and César Vallejo into Slovene. He also published an anthology of Basque poets in Slovene entitled Branil bom očetovo hišo (I Will Defend My Father's House).[4]

Poetry collections


  1. "Slovo pesnika in prevajalca Cirila Berglesa :: Prvi interaktivni multimedijski portal, MMC RTV Slovenija". 2013-08-26. Retrieved 2013-09-03.
  2. "Slovene Writers' Association site". Slovene writers' portal (in Slovenian). DSP Slovene Writers' Association. Retrieved 1 February 2012.
  3. RTV Slovenija Jenkova nagrada Snoju in Berglesu (The Jenko Prize for Snoj and Bergles), 15 December 2004
  4. Basque Literature Portal

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