The poet Jeton KELMENDI was born in Pejë (Kosovo) in 1978.
He completed his primary and secondary education in his hometown. He obtained a degree in journalism from the University of Pristina and is presently completing post-graduate studies in international politics and security issues at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. In parallel with his studies Jeton Kelmendi continues to write and publish numerous poetry compilations. He also collaborates in several media, both foreign and Albanian, dealing mainly with cultural and political topics.
Kelmendi has acquired a large public following, due to his first poetical work "Century of promises", which was published in 1999 and became a great success. His poetry is translated into 22 languages and is published in many anthologies.
He is a member of numerous international poetry clubs.
He is a UCK war veteran who fought for the independence of Kosovo (1998-1999)
Presently Kelmendi lives and works in Brussels.
Works of the author :
Century of promises, Rilidja, Prisjhtinë,1999
Beyond the silence, Faik Konica, Prishtinë, 2002
Perhaps halfway through the day, Faik Konica, Prishtinë, 2004
Give me a small piece of the country, Faik Konica, Prishtinë, 2005
Where do the events lead us to, Ombra GVG,Tiranë, 2007
You come for the sound of thewind, Globus R., Tiranë 2008
Time when it will have time, Ideart, Tiranë, 2009
Miss Word, 2007
Books published in foreign languages :
Ce mult s-au rãrit scrisorile / The letters have become so rare (choice of poems translated & published in Rumanian)
A Breath / (choice of poems translated and published in India)
International recognition :
Member of the Association of professional journalists of Europe, Brussels.
Member of the European Academy of Sciences, Art and Litterature, Paris.
Grand Prix International Solenzara for Poetry, France.