2009 Title » Poetry in Translation
In Unreal Estate, the much-anticipated follow-up to the internationally acclaimed Pagan (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1992), Lyubomir Nikolov has made the Balkans a permanent feature of the American literary landscape. Blending rich Bulgarian folk song traditions with Old World intellectual skepticism and American grit, Nikolov dares to venture where few others have gone. Miroslav Nikolov's bold translations make the poems more accessible than ever. Emerging from years of obscurity, Lyubomir Nikolov strikes again!
Lyubomir Nikolov was born in Bulgaria in 1954 and has lived in the United States since 1990. His work has been published extensively in his native Bulgarian and, in 1992, Carnegie Mellon University Press published Pagan, his first collection of poetry in English. Lyubomir Nikolov is a recepient of the Southern Spring Literary Award. He has also received an award from the Bulgarian Union of Translators.
Miroslav Nikolov, the translator, was born in Sofia in 1986. His translations have appeared in New European Poets, Sirena and Modern Poetry in Translation. He graduated from American University in 2008.
Nikolov's poems update some of the most ancient "cultural archetypes" of mankind.
—Florentina Badalanova, Bulgarian Horizons, Sofia
Lyubomir Nikolov goes far before his own time and far ahead of it, without missing the present. The poet's consciousness has its source in his cultural heritage—Byzantine art as well as the Bulgarian folk song tradition. This poet is constantly moving: like the ancient Protheus, he is constantly changing his image. Borders don't stop him.
—Michael Basse, Residenz Verlag, Austria
One of the great poets of the Balkans. A wrestler with the sensibility of an Oriental tea ceremony.
—Michael March, Director, Prague Writer's Festival
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