Rati Amaghlobeli

Rati Amaghlobeli was born in 1977 in Tbilisi. He graduated from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University from the faculty of philosophy. Since 1994 Rati Amaghlobeli’s poetry has been periodically published in Georgian and Foreign literary editions.  And since 2011 he has been the president of Georgian Pen Centre. From 2010-2011 he was the editor of the journal Hot Chocolate.

He also delivers weekly public lectures at the ‘Book House’. From 2005-2010 he was the host of the literary program ‘The History of Voices’ on Georgian Public Broadcasting Radio.  His poetry collections arePoems (2011), Circle (2006), If (2003) and The Verb (2000). He was awarded the Saba prize for the Best Collection of Poems of the Year for Circle in 2006.

Rati is a participant in LAF’s Georgian Poetry Translation workshop.