A Balkan Exchange: Eight Poets from Bulgaria & Britain
W. N. Herbert
Arc Publications, 2007 - Poetry - 153 pages
This exciting anthology maps a singular encounter between two groups of poets, one based in the Bulgarian capital Sofia, the other in the North East of England. Over a period of four years, these eight poets, working together as writers, editors and teachers, maintained a creative dialoge. The result is a diverse body of work including original poetry and new translations. Bulgarian poetry, liberated by the casting off of communism, now looks coolly at an uncertain cultural and economic transition. The Bulgarian poets -- Kristin Dimitroval Georgi Gospodinov, Nadya Radulova and VBV -- are all leaders in a remarkable resurgence of Balkan literature. Their British counterparts -- Andy Croft, Mark Robinson, Linda France and W.N. Herbert -- are all highly-regarded and widely-published poets in the UK whose original work in this anthology is marked by formal ingenuity and conceptual daring and is a fitting response to Bulgaria's new poetic voice.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Introduced by Andy Croft
9 other sections not shown
3a aa 3amoro 3aTOBa 6eme 9 CeKyHflH Aldous Huxley Andy Croft Balkan BceKH bchhkh Black Sea Bulgarian poets Bulgarian writers caMO CBOx ce6e cera cjiea cold Corporate bend blues dark e3HK eflHa English Esperanto eyes Gaustin Gavrilo Princip Georgi Gospodinov glass H3JIH3a hand head Hemo Hero hjih HMame Hxkoh iambs inside invent Ka3BaM KaKBO Karo Koero kohto Koraro Kristin Dimitrova kt>m Linda France Lokum Mark Robinson mezno MHHyTH H 9 minutes and 9 moea Mopero mouth Moxce Nadya never night Nikola Vaptsarov nocjie nofl nojiero North East npe3 npocro Plovdiv poems poetry Radulova rnaBH Rod Mengham Russian Sarajevo snow Sofia Sofia University Ta3H talking Suited booted TaycTHHe Te3H TOBa TOJiKOBa translation trees Vassil W. N. Herbert walking talking Suited wall woman xane