Ljubljana born and bread, Esad Babačić is a poet, writer, and former Socialist punk rocker. A singer and lyricist for the acclaimed (post-)punk band Via Ofenziva, he was beaten up and imprisoned several times by the Communist authorities. Later on, he became a journalist for Slovenian national public television and radio. A renowned and translated author, Esad has published fifteen poetry collections so far, with an English language compendium on its way. He’s also an occasional actor appearing in Outsider (1997) and other Slovenian film classics.
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