Vojo Šindolić was born on 14 September 1955 in Dubrovnik. He is a poet, translator, painter and collector. He graduated from secondary school in Dubrovnik and studied Philology at the Faculty of Philology (Group of Comparative Literature) in Belgrade and at the Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. Between 1976 and 1979 he was one of the editors of the only Yugoslav magazine for rock music called “Jukebox”. He was a visiting lecturer in Contemporary American Literature at the University of California in San Francisco and Berkeley. He is a member of the Croatian PEN Centre and honorary member of the American PEN Centre. He has been working as an associate for the Third Programme of Radio Zagreb since 1982 (“Poetry out loud” and “Diaries and Letters”) and has over 500 half hour broadcasts on contemporary American and world literature. From 1979 onwards he has been working in the field of visual arts as another form for his artistic expression. From 1975 he lived alternately in Belgrade, San Francisco, Venice, Trieste, Koper, and in 2008 he moved back to his hometown Dubrovnik where he lives as a freelance artist. He translates contemporary American poetry and Japanese novels and stories. He dedicated most of his life to translation and popularization of Beat poetry and literature. He is the author of ten collections of poetry.