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The Snake

And the river was flowing muddy that summer, the fish were not nibbling and Spas Gospodov realized that it was high time he had taken his own path.

Anton Baev (1963) is the author of a number of books in different genres: eight books of poetry, seven novels, three books of short stories, a book of philosophical fragments and two academic monographs (one of them – on the problems of the Bulgarian Romanticism and the poetry and drama of Ivan Peychev in particular, and the other one – presenting a  psychoanalytical approach to literature by studying the reflections of the suicidal syndrome in the works of the prominent Bulgarian belletrist Pavel Vezhinov).

Anton Baev was born in the city of Plovdiv.

In 1982 he graduated from the English Language Secondary School in Plovdiv.

In 1989 he got a Master’s Degree (MA in Bulgarian philology) at the University of Plovdiv.

Anton Baev specialized in community journalism in Iowa State University (USA) in 1994.

In 2009 he obtained a Doctor’s degree at the Institute for Literature at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.


Guest from Ukraine

Communion

Yulia Berezhko-Kaminska is a Ukrainian poetess, journalist, editor, author of eight poetry books, and winner of the All-Ukrainian Literary Prize named in honour of Hryhor Tyutyunnyk, Oleksandr Oles and others, secretary of the National Union of Writers of Ukraine who is responsible for working with young authors. 

Yulia was born in 1982 in the village of Chornobaivka (Kherson region), and has been living in the city of Bucha until the outbreak of the war. 

Lyric

Babylon

Svetla Karayaneva graduated in Bulgarian philology from the University of Sofia.

Long-term teacher of Bulgarian language to foreign students in Plovdiv. Author of the poetry collections "Motherland" (1997), "In the Corner of Miracles" (1999), "Many Words (2002), "Aquarium" ( 2004), "Late Coliseum" (2006), "Observatory" (2010).

A Plovdiv Classic

Beyond the blue mountains


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).

1995 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).

Alexander Banderov died on November 8, 2007 in Toronto. According to the express will of this proud, incorruptible and foreign Vanity poet urn with his ashes was laid in Central cemetery of Plovdiv on December 17, 2007.

In 2008, the publishing house "Hermes" was released book of selected poems of Al. Banderov "Sirius" (272 p.) Edited by Anton Baev, as is the desire of the poet's lifetime.

Poetry

The Love Rabbit and other poems

Georgi Gospodinov (1968) is poet and writer, one of the most translated Bulgarian authors. He had his literary debut in the 1990s with the poetry collections “Lapidarium” (1992, South Spring Award) and “The Cherry Tree of a People” (1996, several editions by now). His next poetry books are “Letters to Gaustine”, the anthological collection “Baladies and Maladies”, and “Where We Are Not” (2016, The Quill Award for Poetry). His poems had been selected for European and world anthologies among which “Grand Tour” (Hanser Verlag, 2019), “New European Poets” (Graywolf Press, USA, 2008); “A Fine Line. New Poetry from Eastern & Central Europe” (Arc Publications, GB, 2004).

Volumes of his selected poetry have been published in German, Portuguese, Czech and Macedonian.

Guest from Serbia

From Ancient Times

Ivanka Radmanovic a Serbian poet and translator. She graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology, Department of Fashion Design in New York (USA), where she then worked as a Design Director.

In 2013 she moved back to Serbia and since then she has been writing and translating from English. She attended and organized numerous literary events and poetry readings.

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