Slovene poet and translator who published more than one hundred books over the course of his career and received the prestigious Preseren Award. His literary works span the genres of social realism and expressionism.
He worked as a teacher before fighting on the Eastern Front of World War I. He published his first poetry collection, Pesmi, in 1921.
Mentored by feminist editor Zofka Kveder, he started writing at the age of sixteen.
He was the oldest of eight children born to a Zakojca shoemaker and tenant farmer.
He and Pavel Golia are both celebrated Slovene poets.