Nikola Madzirov

Rookie (27.05.1973 / Strumica, MACEDONIA)

Biography of Nikola Madzirov

Nikola Madzirov (1973) is one of Macedonia’s most distinguished poets. For the poetry from his book 'Relocated stone' (2007) he won both the Hubert Burda European Poetry Award and the most significant Macedonian poetry prize 'Brothers Miladinov'. He has published poetry, essays and translations. His poetry has been translated into more than fifteen languages and published in collections and anthologies in Macedonia and abroad. For his book of poetry 'Locked in the city' (1999) he received the 'Studentski Zbor' award for the best debut, while for his 'Somewhere nowhere' (1999) the 'Aco Karamanov' award. He is poetry editor of the e-magazine 'Blesok' and Macedonian coordinator of the international poetry net 'Lyrikline'.

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Shadows Pass Us By

We’ll meet one day,
like a paper boat and
a watermelon that’s been cooling in the river.
The anxiety of the world will
be with us. Our palms
will eclipse the sun and we’ll
approach each other holding lanterns.

One day, the wind won’t

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