Rumena Bužarovska was born in 1981 in Skopje, Macedonia. She has published two short story collections: Scribbles(Чкртки) in 2007 and Wisdom Tooth ( Осмица) in 2010. She was a writer in residence for KulturKontakt in 2006 and Internazionales Haus der Autoren in Graz in 2008. Translations of her stories have appeared in the Austrian and German magazines Lichtungen, Wespennestand Ostragehege and in the Serbian magazines Treći trgand Beton. She is also a literary translator from English.She teaches English language and literature at the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje.
'I like to use the languages of the various arts – literature, music, theatre...I think that is the spirit of the modern global era.'- poet Ivan Hristov spoke to SJ Fowler of 3AM magazine about the evolution of the contemporary Bulgarian poetry scene.
Cosmin Borza discusses the work of Romania's 'Generation 2000' poets, including Radu Vancu and Claudiu Komartin in an essay at Asymptote.
At the Sofia Poetics festival, which was organised by Word Express participant Ivan Hristov, Scottish based poet Ryan Van Winkle caught up with fellow festival guests SJ Fowler and Tomasz Rózycki. To hear Fowler and Rózycki discussing their work and reading some of their poetry, listen to the Scottish Poetry Library podcast here.