Faslli Haliti was born in Lushnja in 1935 and worked as a teacher of art and literature there. His first poetry collection, Sot (Today), Tirana 1969, was a great success and was awarded a national prize. Soon thereafter, during the Cultural Revolution, ideological errors were “discovered" in his literary works. He was then denied the right to publish for ten years (1973-1983) and was dispatched to the countryside to work in an agricultural co-operative. Haliti is still a much honoured poet in Lushnja, and has been the recipient of numerous awards.