Alexander Baytoshev was born in 1983 in Sofia, Bulgaria. He graduated from the Iliya Petrov National High School of Fine Art; he holds degrees in the semiotics and pedagogy of visual arts from Sofia University and in graphic design from New Bulgarian University. In 2006, together with poets and painters, he created the Nikolay Raynov Art Lab. Baytoshev is currently working on his PhD in Visual Arts at Sofia University. He has published two books of poetry: Dust and Scratches (2012) and Dogs (2014). His work has appeared in the magazines Plamak, Literaturen vestnik, Public Republic, Liternet, and Litclub. His personal blog is viewable at http://baytoshev.blogspot.bg/.