Biography

Metod Češek (1981), born in Yugoslavia, is a Slovenian author, editor and publicist. His first book, a poetry collection Oko kroga was published in 2013. His poetry, haiku and tanka have been published in journals and anthologies worldwide – the UK, the USA, Japan, India, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Russia, Croatia, and Slovenia.

Metod is also the author of Nogomet v naročju politike where he explores the role of politics in football (and vice versa), doping and match-fixing. During the study of kinesiology and exercise science at Faculty of Sport in Ljubljana his interest in humanistic aspects of sport grew.

The most recent of his yet unpublished work focuses on animal welfare in which he explores different aspects of animal exploitation. Metod has been a vegetarian for almost 25 years.

Metod has also translated Dimitar Anakiev’s collection of tanka Spontaneous Mind and haiku of Austrian poet Dietmar Tauchner. In 2016 Metod’s essay has been nominated for the best Slovenian essay of the year. With his lyrics Sončen dan a Slovenian etno-folk-rock band Orlek participated at the Slovenian pop/rock festival.

One of Metod’s occupation is driftwood art, creating wooden sculptures, lamps, mirrors and other decorative pieces from the waste/rotten wood. For this purposes he establish the dEKOr brand. He finds driftwood at the local lakes, rivers, and also forests. His goal is to revitalize the waste/rotten wood, making only minimal interventions in the wood in order to accentuate its natural beauty and warmth. With great respect for nature.

He has also been a Yoga and Transcendental Meditation (TM) practitioner for over a decade, and the TM Sidhi programme practitioner.