Vesna Liponik (1993, Slovenia) is a poet and an activist. She studies Comparative Literature and Literary Theory and Slovenian Language at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana. Her main interests are literature, performance, photography and theory, mainly focusing interdisciplinary on feminism, lesbian and gay studies, queer theory, critical animal studies, and literary theory. Her work has been published in several literary magazines, she participated in festivals, conferences and done several readings in Slovenia and abroad. Some of her texts have been translated into Serbian, German, Hungarian and English.
Her first poetry collection roko razje (eats away the hand) was published in 2019 by Škuc-Lambda and nominated for the Critical Sieve Award. Her photographs appeared in Edit Paf, a book of poetry by Andreja Štepec (Šerpa, 2018). She is a member of the Lesbian Quarter festival collective and collaborates with For the Animals!, a society for the assertion of animal rights.
Fig. 1. Vesna Liponik, Roko razje (eats away the hand), 2019, Poetry book, Škuc-Lambda Publishing House. Courtesy of the artist.