Eftim Kletnikov is one of the most prominent contemporary Macedonian peots. He has graduated from the Faculty of Arts in Skopje. Peot, anthologist, translator, writes essays and literary criticisms. Was awarded all the important national literary awards. His poems can be found in all the anthologies of the contemporary Macedonian poetry.
Nikolina Andova Shopova (1978, Macedonia) graduated from the Faculty of Philology (Macedonian and South Slavic literature) at the St Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje. She has published two books of poetry, The Entrance Is on the Other Side (2013) and Connect the Dots (2014). Her first book, The Entrance Is on the Other Side, was awarded with UNESCO’s and Struga Poetry Evenings’ prestigious Bridges of Struga award for best debut book in 2013. In 2016, a trilingual selection of her poems in English, Macedonian and was published by Éditions Bruno Doucey (Paris). Her poems have been translated into Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, English, French, German, Chinese. She is included in many anthologies of Macedonian poetry. Besides poetry, she writes short stories and poems for children.
Nikolina Andova is coming to Days of Poetry and Wine festival as a member of Versopolisplatform, supported by the Creative Europe Programme of the EU.
Born in Skopje in 1934. Studied literature at Skopje University, where he works as a full-time professor at the Department of General and Comparative Literature. Numerous volumes of poetry, short stories, and literary criticism. Author of several anthologies. His works have been translated into Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, French, and Polish. He has translated over 30 titles from Macedonian into Serbian and Croatian and some 20 from the other languages of former Yugoslavia and from French into Macedonian. Winner of numerous prizes.
His poetry has a wide range and a consistent sense of style. His verse bears the mark of a hard structure, which makes him a difficult poet to quote in detail; the whole poem is often what makes the point, not the individual images.