Jeton Kelmendi biography english


Acad. Prof. Jeton Kelmendi PhD

Poet, player, publicist, translator, publisher, a professor of university and academic.
Born in the city of Peja, Kosovo (1978), Jeton Kelmendi completed elementary school in his birth place. Later he continued his studies at the University of Pristina and received the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Mass communication. He completed his graduate studies at the Free University of Brussels, Belgium, specializing in International and Security Studies. He finished his second master degree in diplomacy. Kelmendi did a PhD in the “Influence of media in EU Political Security Issues”. He is professor at AAB University College. He is active member of the European Academy of Science and Arts in Salzburg Austria. For many years he has written poetry, prose, essays and short stories. He is a regular contributor to many newspapers, in Albania and abroad, writing on many cultural and political topics, especially concerning international affairs. Jeton Kelmendi became well known in Kosova, after the publication of his first book entitled: “The Century of Promises” (“Shekulli i Premtimeve”), published in 1999.  Later he published a number of other books. His poems are translated in more that thirty-seven languages and published in several international Literature Anthologies. He is the most translated Albanian Poet and well known in Europe. According to a number of literary critics, Kelmendi is the genuine representative of modern Albanian poetry. International critics and poets wrote for him a lot of article, considering him as great European poet. He is a member of many international cultural institutions, poetry clubs and is a contributor to many literary and cultural magazines, in different Languages around the world. The wisdom of his work in the field of Literature is based in the attention that he pays to the poetic expression, modern exploration of the text and the depth of the message.  His Genre is focused more on love lyrics and elliptical verse intertwined with metaphors and artistic symbolism. Currently resides and works in Brussels, Belgium and in Pristina, Kosovo.

Published works:

  1. “The Century Promises” (“Shekulli i Premtimeve”), 1999 (poetry)
  2. “Beyond Silence” (“Përtej Heshtjes”), 2002 (poetry)
  3. “If it is afternoon” (“Në qoftë mesditë”), 2004 (poetry)
  4. “Fatherland pardon me” (“Më fal pak Atdhe”), 2005,(poetry)
  5. “Where are the arrivals going” (“Ku shkojnë ardhjet”),2007 (poetry)
  6. “You arrived for the traces of wind” (“Erdhe për gjurmë të erës”), 2008 (poetry)
  7. “Time when it has time” (“Koha kurë të ketë kohë”), 2009 (poetry)
  8. “Wandering thoughts” (“Rrugëtimi i mendimeve“) 2010 poetry
  9. “The baptize of spirit” (Pagezimi I shpirtit) 2012 poetry
  10. “I call forgotten things” (Thërras gjërat e harruara) 2013 poetry
  11. “An another coming” (Një ardhje tjetër) 2020, poetry

Published plays:

  • “Mrs Word” (“Zonja Fjalë”), 2007 (Drama)
  • “Play and anti-play” (Lojë dhe kundër lojë) 2011 Drama

Political science:

  1. EU mission in Kosova after its independence 2010 USA.
  2. Bad times for the knowledge 2011, Pristina Kosovo.
  • NATO-EU missions, cooperative or competitive 2012, Tirana Albania.
  1. Media Influence in Security Politics in EU, 2016, Brussels, Belgium.
  2. Media influence in Kosovo change politics 2022, Pristina Kosovo.
  3. Patching the hopes of citizens, publicistica 2023, Pristina Kosovo.

Books together with other authors:

  1. Conceptualising Indian Writing in English by Vinod Bhatt, Dev Brat Gupta and Jeton Kelmendi. 2022, Pristina Kosovo.
  2. An Insight on English Language Teaching by Dev Brat Giupta, Vinod Bhatt and Jeton Kelmendi, published 2023, Pristina Kosovo.
  3. A perspecrtive on English Language Teaching by Vinod Bhatt, Jeton Kelmendi and Dev Brat Gupta, published 2023, Pristina Kosovo.
  4. Culture experimentation in literary writing by Dev Brat, Vinod Bhatt and Jeton Kelmendi, published 2023, Pristina Kosovo.
  5. Literature and gender by Jeton Kelmendi, Dev Brat Gupta and Vinad Bhatt, published 2023, Pristina Kosovo.


Published Works In Foreign Language:

  1. “Ce mult s-au rãrit scrisorile” (“Sa fortë janë rralluar letrat”); published in Romanian Language.
  2. “A respiration” (“Frymëmarrje’); published in India
  3. “Dame parol,” drama; published in French
  4. “COMME LE COMMENCEMENT EST SILENCIEUX” (“When start the silence”), poetry; Paris, France
  5. “ΠΟΥ ΠΑΝΕ ΟΙ ΕΡΧΟΜΟΙ (“Where go the comings”), Poetry in Greek; Greece
  6. “Wie wollen (“Si me dashtë”), poetry; Germany 
  7. Frau Wort (Miss word) drama Germany
  8. A Palavra Evitou o Silêncio/(Words croses the silence) 2009, Brazil
  9. Nasil sevmeli (Si me dashtë) poetry Turkey
  10. НА ВЕРХІВ’Ї ЧАСУ (In the bigening of time) poetry Ukraine
  11. How to reach yourself Poetry in USA
  12. в зените времени истлевшего (A vers on top of the time gone) Poetry Russia
  13. 34首封面 (34 poemus) poetry China
  14. “فواصل للحذف ” (Elliptical dots) Poetry in Egypt
  15. Pensamientos del Alma (Thoughts of the spirit), poetry Spain 2014
  16. Xewnên di dîwêr de (How to love) poetry Kudristan-Turkey 2015
  17. Cómo Llegar A Ti Mismo (How to love) poetry Argentina 2015
  18. Com Retrobar-Se (How to love) poetry Catalonia 2015
  19. Prescurtarea departarilor (Shortening distances), poetry Romania, 2016
  20. Rănile cuvântului (Plagët e fjalës) poetry Moldavia 2018
  21. 思想狩獵愛 (Thoughts Hunt the Loves) poetry Taiwan 2018.
  22. wybrane wiersze (Selected poems) Poetry in Polish, Poland 2018.
  23. Düsünceye götüren misralar (How to know) Turkish Turkey 2018.
  24. ДИВЉА ЋУТАЊА (Wild silence) Serbian, Serbia Belgrade 2018.
  25. Daba Ljubavi (Eatg of love) Montenegrian, Montenegro Podgorica 2018.
  26. Cудбински простор (destiny space) poetry, Macedonia 2018.
  27. Tra realtà e sogno (Between the reality and dreams) Italy 2019.
  28. Pensamentos em busca dos amores (Thoughts in search of love, 2019
  29. Čas ljubezni (Love moments) Slovenia, 2019.
  30. Savaş zamaninda eşq (Love in war time) Azerbaijan 2019.
  31. Keserü kávé (Bitter coffee), Hungarian, Budapest, 2019.
  32. Pfungua dzinovhima vadiwa, (Thoughts Hunt the Loves), Shona, mangiage, Zimbawe
  33. Antidrom (Antidream), Norwegian Oslo 2019.
  34. L’Age mythique (Age mythic) Paris 2020.
  35. Hayat İçimde Yaşıyor (Life lives in me) Istambul Turkey 2021.
  36. La vida vive en mí (Life lives in me) Spanish 2021.
  37. Prescurtarea depărtărilor (Abreviation of distances) Craiova Romania 2021.
  38. Cinta di musim perang (Love in war time) Malaysia 2021.
  39. 爱无处不在 (Love is everywhere) China 2021.
  40. вдали от себя (away from myself) Saint Petersburg Russia 2021.
  41. Nella casa dell’ anima (in the house of the soul) Taranto Italy 2021.
  42. Love finds itself everywhere (India) 2022
  43. Tvoje Ďaleké Zore (Your far zone) Bratislava, Slovakia 2022.
  44. La vida vive en mí (Life lives on me), Columbia 2022.
  45. חברה שאתה מוצא את עצמך בכל מקום (Love inds itself everywhere) Telaviv Israel 2023.

Books translated by Jeton Kelmendi

  1. Plagët e bukurisë by Athanase Vantchev de Thracy (France), translated from French together with Gjovalin Kola.
  2. Hijet e dritës by Skënder Sherifi (Belgium), translated from French.
  3. Gjuha e botës (International Poetry Antholgy) (10 poets from 10 countries) translated from English and French.
  4. Sheshi i shikimeve (International Poetry Anthology) (13 poets from 13 countries) translated from English.
  5. E di kush je by Erling Kittelsen (Norwey), translated from English.
  6. Emrimi i gjërave by Zhang Zhi Diablo (Chine), translated from English.
  7. Vetmia e erës by Bill Wolak (USA), Traslated from English.
  8. Trokas në mendjen tënde by Alicja Kuberska, Poland, translated from English.
  9. Tingujt e Mendimeve by Lee Kuei-shien, Taiwan. Translated from English.
  10. Kam mësuar ca gjëra by Ataol Behramoglu, Istambul. Translated from English.
  11. Pakti im – Testament by Ernesto Kahan, Telaviv, translated from English.
  12. Rreth dy botëve by Maria Miraglia, Italy, translated from English.
  13. Destinacioni by Fernando Rendon (Kandidat NOBEL), translated from English.
  14. Amplituda e probabiliteteve nga Laura Garavaglia, translated from English and French.
  15. Rreth dy botëve, by Maria Miraglia, translated from English.
  16. Regjister i shkruar nga domethënia by Tendai Rinos Mwanaka, translated from English.
  17. Pyllezimi- Dystopia by Saso Ognanovski, translated from English.
  18. Vargu i thyer (Broken string), by Maria Samiero do Barroso, translated from English.
  19. The waight of wish by Luan Maloku, translated from Albanian to English.
  20. I feel you so close by Luan Maloku, translated from Albanian to English.
  21. Anthem of quiet thoughts by Bujatr Tafa, translated from Albanian to English.
  22. Thoughts hunt the loves by Jeton Kelmendi, translated from Albanian to English.
  23. Genocide by Ernesto Kahan and Taiko Youriko, translated from English to Albanian.
  24. Twenty years silence by Bora Balaj, novel translated from Albanian to English.
  25. Nuk kam kohe per enderra by Maria Miraglia, translated from English to Albanian.
  26. Biblioteka e shpirtit by Rahim Karim Karimov, translated from English to Albanian.
  27. Ndermjetesi i mendimeve by Erling Kittelsen, translated from English to Albanian.
  28. Parajsa nuk eshte nje ordike by Chris Lawrence, translated from English to Albanian.
  29. On Syndays do not call me by Lulzim Tafa, translated from Albanian to English.
  30. Mergimi dhemb by Julio Pavanetti,, translated from English to Albanian.
  31. Himni i dashurisë by Metin Cengiz, translated from English to Albanian.
  32. Fotoja e errësirës by Umid Najjari, ranslated from English to Albanian.
  33. Thirsty time by Engjell I. Berisha, translated from Albanian to English.
  34. Cdo ëndërr ofron dy pasyra by Bill Wolak, transmated from English.
  35. Një sfinks guri by Claudia Piccinno, translated from English.
  36. Pezazhet e brendshme by Nicole Laurent-Caterice, translated from French to Albanian.
  37. Simfonia e papërfunduar by Duan Guang’an, translated from English to Albanian.
  38. Drita e ditëve të zakonshme by Kristine Doll, translated from English to Albanian
  39. Autoportret i vargut by Laure Cambau, translated from French to Albanian
  40. Lirë për tëjetur by Elisabette Bagli, translated from English to Albanian.

International Membership:

  • Member of the Academy of Science and Arts of Europe, Salsburg, Austria.
  • Member of the World Academy of Art and Culture, California, USA.
  • Member of the Association of Professional Journalists of Europe, Brussels, Belgium.
  • Member of the Academy of Science, Arts and Literature of Europe, Paris, France.
  • Member of the Academy of Science and High Education of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine.
  • Member of International PEN club Belgian Francophone, Brussels Belgium.
  • Honorary member of Academy Internacional “Mihai Eminescu”, Romania.
  • Member of Euro-Azia Writers Union, Turkey.
  • Member of Academy Tomitana, Romania.
  • Federation of the World Culture and Art, Society. Singapore.

International Awards:

  1. Doctor Honoris Causa of the Institute of Ukrainian and Caucasian studies at the  Ukrainian Academy of Sciences 2012.
  2. Doctor Honoris Causa of Universidad Nacional Del Este, Praguay 2017.
  3. SOLENZARA Prestigious International Award, Paris, France 2010.
  4. Internationa Prize “Nikolaj Gogol” Ucraine 2013.
  5. International Prize “Alexander the Great” Greece 2013
  6. National Poetry book prize MITINGU, in Gjakova, Kosovo 2011.
  7. International Prize “World Poetry” third prize in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina 2013.
  8. “Translater of theyear 2013”, in China 2013.
  9. International Prize “Mather Teresa” for humaniy in poetry, Gjakova Kosovo. 2013
  10. International Prize “Ludwig Nobel” of Udmurtian PEN Club, Udmurtu, Russia 2014
  11. International Prize “Mihai Eminescu” Romania, 2016
  12. International Prize “Poet of the year 2016”, Sofly International literatture foundation 2017.
  13. International Prize “World Icon for Peace”, from the World Institute for Peace, Nigeria, 2017.
  14. International Prize “World Literature”, in Kazakhstan, 2017.
  15. Ambasador of Peace by the World Institute for Peace. 2017.
  16. International Prize “Prize of the Academy”, European Academy of Arts, Sciences and Literture, Paris 2018.
  17. International “Matthew Arnold Award”, India 2018.
  18. International Prize “Special Ganadores del concurso”, Bolivia 2019.
  19. Doctor Honoris Causa from the University Constandin Stere, Chisinau Moldova 2019.
  20. International Neruda Awards, Taranto Italy 2019.
  21. World big name in literatuere, Mongolia, 2020.
  22. Doctor Honoris Causa from the Institute for the European Roma Studies and Researcher in Belgrade, Serbia.
  23. Doctor Honoris Causa from Theoligical Institute mission the Last Trumpet, Brasil 2020.
  24. ‘Great Personality Award 2020’ from World International Forum for Peace, India 2020.
  25. Prize the best poetry book 2020, Kosovo 2020.
  26. International prize “Henrich boll” Germany 2022.
  27. International First prize Dante Aligeri, Rome Italy 2022.



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