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Poetry's "Other Light"

"Оther light" is a video triptych by artists Ralitsa Toneva and Spartak Yordanov inspired by contemporary Bulgarian poetry.

Big little books

ICU and DA poetry publishing house are part of the rise of small publishing houses in the last 15 years, but that is not the only thing they have in common.

Poetic archeology

How literary walks are created and what is the role of the city in the work of poets

Recently "DA" Poetry Publishing House published his third poetry book "They are not monsters"


A photographer with a heightened curiosity about language is how Maritsa Kolcheva, a “child of the 80s” describes herself. The dialogue between images and words certainly occupies a central spot in her biography.

Maria Macedonska

Winner of various awards over the years, Maria recently fought for first place at the second Huawei Smartphone Film Festival with her documentary short film "In Search of the Boy Who Singed"

Nadezhda Radulova

You may know Nadezhda Radulova mostly as an English translator. She worked on books by authors such as Philip Roth, Garth Greenwell, Raymond Carver. Against this background, she has been publishing poetry since the early '90s.

Marin Bodakov

Marin Bodakov writes, publishes and carefully follows the literature scene through his criticism. He is the author of several collections of poems. He has been running the "Literature" section in the "Kultura" newspaper.

Georgi Gospodinov (1968) is a Bulgarian poet, writer and playwright. One of the foremost European writers of today, says about him Alberto Manguel. Gospodinov’s debut novel, Natural Novel (1999), is published in 23 languages including English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Icelandic. His latest book is the novel Time Shelter. Published in April 2020 amidst the quarantine and the peak of the pandemic, it topped the bestselling-books charts in Bulgaria.

Stefan Ivanov

Stefan Ivanov, born in 1986 in Sofia, is a Bulgarian poet, playwright, writer, dramaturg and journalist. In 2017 his play “The Same Day” was staged at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, New York by director John Michael DiResta. In 2018 he was a playwright in residence in the National Theatre of Luxembourg. In 2019 the animated short film “Tasks of the day” based on his poem of the same name qualified for the “Oscar” awards. He has been nominated and awarded for many national poetry and theatre awards. Since 2003 he has published numerous articles, essays and other texts in dozens of different magazines, newspapers and sites.

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