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for all Plovdiv's friends
Alexander Banderov (1933 - 2007) was born in the Rhodope village Lyaskovo. Graduate Higher Agricultural Institute in Plovdiv.
Longtime editor in the newspaper. "Fatherland voice" and publishing "Hristo G. Danov".
Poetry his "Best lesson" (1962), "The day has two faces" (1967), "Bulgaria, Leto 893" (1970), "Journey to the Mountain" (1974), established him as one of the sharpest poets from generation to generation April, but thematically and stylistically remained outside.
Poetic profile of Al. Banderov completed in an inimitable way in the books "When you away" (1979), "If you remain Memories" (1982), "Night galaxies" (1983), "Beyond the blue mountains" (1986), "Blanking notebook" (1991) , "Destruction of hours" (1993).
Alexander Banderov lives in Toronto, Canada, where she wrote dramatic nostalgic his last poetry "Vigvama of Oriliya.
Poems of Ontario" (2001), "Reflections of malachite" (2003), essayistic "Among sunny copies of Twilight" (2004), farewell "Beyond" (2007).
Ivan Dimitrov Hristov was born on 31.03.1951 in the village of Dobralak, Plovdiv County. He graduated the Veliko Tarnovo University “St. St. Kiril and Metodii” in the major Bulgarian philology. He worked as a teacher and principal of the school in his native village up to 1987, and after that he was appointed a principal of the Primary School “St. St. Kiril and Metodii” in the village of Markovo, Plovdiv county, where he worked until he retired in 2014.
Elena Divarova lives and works in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. She has published three books of poetry and one study into the works of literary historian Stefan Pamukov. Her works are extensively published in Bulgaria as well as in poetry collections in Germany, Poland, Russia and Serbia. She also translates contemporary Russian poetry. She holds an MA in philological sciences and is member of the Union of Bulgarian Writers, the Philological department of the Union of Bulgarian Scientists, the Union of Bulgarian Journalists and the Association of Plovdiv Writers. She has worked many years for the periodical editions of the Armenian community in Bulgaria.
Maria Filipova-Hadji was born on May 31, 1954 in the village of Sitovo in Bourgas region. She studied at the high school in Sliven and Plovdiv. She also studied Russian-Tatar philology in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, as well as Russian philology and journalism in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Since 1992, she is a member of the Writer's Friendship in Plovdiv. She is the author of several collections of poetry and short stories, published in Bulgarian and Greek. She also translated stories, poems and fairy tales from Greek into Bulgarian and Russian. Since 2009, she is a member of the Writers Union in Northern Greece. Her poems and stories have been translated into Greek, Russian, Uzbek, French, English, German and Arabic languages, and included in various anthologies around the world.
I was born on the day of the autumnal equinox in 1967 in Plovdiv. My first contact with newspaper ink was with a bucket of it in the printing house of the newspaper "Karlovo’s Tribune." It was quite a baptism because my parents had to buy me a whole set of new clothes and bandage my black to the elbow arm to avoid the explanation to the grandmas on how I was able to get access to the coveted liquid. My first scene love was a pink rabbit in the Puppet Theatre few years later. One of my grandfather taught me to read on the Plovdiv Theatre’s purple posters with blue letters on them. Posters hung on the fences along the way to the Music School. The dream of my grandmother that the piano would be crying under my hands did not come exactly true - desperately crying were all my music teachers
Bridges are my weakness - I always live in a place with bridges: Plovdiv, Sankt Peterburg, Istanbul, Montreal, even in my current small town in a bend of the Saint-Lawrence river from the window I see a bridge that sometimes hides in the descended clouds.
"Life stands before me like an eternal spring with new and brilliant clothes. ”
Carl Friedrich Gauss
To be under the spell of the "eternal spring", to hear its voice and record it, to be filled with this voice in order to help others “resound” with it: this is my understanding of the objective of writing short stories, essays about art, poems and articles on technical subjects, with which I started as an author in 2011.
This is also my understanding of creating paintings- watercolour landscapes depicting the beauty of Bulgaria, portraits of my friends , contemporaries, and notable personalities from Bulgaria and the world such as the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi, which was awarded by Artslant- the first international network of fine art, or of creating figural compositions devoted to dramatic events in human life like the painting "Pieta under the Balkan", which also received a prize from Artslant and was displayed in my single show exhibition at Romfeia Gallery in 2010.
“This poetry stirred my feelings of excitement and anticipation.Here starts off its dramatic adventure in the future.I am satisfied that the Bulgarian words have inspired another honest .brave and talented pen!“
OLIVERA DOCEVSKA (1975). Born in Kumanovo, Republic of Macedonia.
Attorney at law(lawyer) , human rights activist &specialist, magistrate on Master studies on International relations and diplomacy, president and establisher of human rights association Justicija,poet,translator,publicist, essay writer.
Member of the Writers' Association of Macedonia from 2012, from 2014 President of Statutory committee of the Association, member of the Parliamentary Committee of the Association, and a member of the Association of Translators of Macedonia.
Poetry: "Illusion of a Dream" Edition 4/4, New Poetics Belgrade, is issued in 2011 (in Macedonian).
Orange - 2013 (in Macedonian) Sonchica- Sunflower - Suncokret, 2013, three lingual edition (Macedonian, Serbo-Croatian, Slovenian), “ One moment in time” 2015 ( Macedonian language), Flowers of illusion”2014,(Slovenian language).
Anthologies: "To the South, to the south, I have saw poems, Panorama of new Serbian poetry, and poetry from other countries " (anthology of recent poetry from Serbia and other countries), 2013, Ministry of Culture of Serbia, Slovenian, "Anthology of new Macedonian poetry - “Children of the Sun ", 2014, in Slovenian.., “ It is my last silence” Olivera Docevska and Elena Prendjova, 2016, Antology of contemporary Macedonian poetry.
Prose: “First try” 2013, the Serbo-Croatian
Dimil Stoilov was born in 1948 in the city of Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
He is the author of the novels:
“A Version for the Irritable” (Published by: „Hristo G.Danovׅ“ 1990) and “The Long Distance Love Runners” (Published: „Hermes“ 2010) as well as a collection of short stories:
“Schedule for Missed Trains” (Published: „Hristo G.Danov“ 1986)
"It is outrageous charming, beautiful predatory" (Published: "Hermes", 1998 and "Man of delicious tasting" (Published: „Hermes'“ 2005).