Robert G. Elekes was born into a multiethnic family in Brașov, Romania. He currently teaches literary and translation studies at the Transilvania University of Brașov. He published his first poem, “Speologia Sinelui,” (Speleology of Self) in 2012. His first poetry volume, aici îmi iau dinții-n spinare și adio (here i sink my teeth into my spine and i’m off, 2015) was awarded the Mihai Eminescu Opus Pimum National Poetry Prize, the Iustin Panța National Poetry Debut Prize and the Debut Prize of the Romanian Writers' Union. He is the founder and coordinator of the poetry festival Dactăr Nicu’s Skyzoid Poets.