Nikola Madzirov, poet, essayist and translator, was born in 1973 to a family of Balkan Wars refugees in Macedonia. His book Relocated Stone won numerous European awards, including Macedonia’s most prestigious poetry prize. In 2008, jazz composer Oliver Lake set his work to music and performed the piece at the Jazz Poetry Concert in Pittsburgh. Madzirov is the recipient of a fellowship from the International Writer’s Workshop at Iowa. Boa Editions will publish his first collection of poetry translated into English, Remnants of Another Age, in early 2011.
She swallowed the key
and left the bars
which of the two rooms
was a cell
“This one” we said
our finger tips
in the keyhole.
- Review of Remnants of Another Age by Nick DePascal. Rattle. 24 June 2011.
- “Fast Is the Century,” Interview with SJ Fowler. 3:AM Magazine. 24 April 2011.
- “It Is Paradoxical that in Europe, I Have to Explain that I Come from Europe,” Interview with Dejan Trajkoski. Southeast Europe: People and Culture. 15 February 2010.
Reading with Valzhyna Mort and Ilya Kaminsky | March 29, 2011
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