Vladimir Martinovski (Skopje, 1974) is a poet, story teller, essayist, literary critic and translator. He works as a full professor at the Department of General and Comparative Literature at the Blaže Koneski Faculty of Philology in Skopje. He is the author of the following works of poetry: Sea Moon (2003), Hidden Poems (2005), And Water and Earth and Fire and Air (2006), Quartets (2010), Hurry Up and Wait (2011), Before and After the Dance (2012), Real Water (2014), Inner Mountains (2016) and Dream and Awake Poems (2017). He has published three collections of haibuns: An Echo of Waves (2009), Cat in the Mist (2016) and Sky Without Stars (2016), a collection of short stories Zoo Stories (2019) amd a poetry book for children Dum Spiro Spero (2019). He is, also, the author of a number of literary theory works: From the Image to the Poem (2003), Comparative Triptychs (2007), Les Musées imaginaires (2009), Images for Reading (2009), Comparative Diptychs (2011), Zoon Poetikon (2013) and Narro ergo sum (2015). His poetry has been published in 20 languages. He is Vice President of the Macedonian PEN. Vladimir Martinovski is a winner of the following literary awards: “Brothers Miladinovci” (for poetry), “Nova Makedonija” (for short fiction) and “Dimitar Mitrev” (for literary criticism). His poetry has been translated and published in twenty different languages. He also likes to create in other forms of art, such as music, painting and photography.