A Poetry Reading by Nikola Madžirov

April 12, 2012

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Nikola Madžirov

Nikola Madžirov (poet, essayist, and translator) is one of the most powerful voices of the new European poetry. He was born in a family of Balkan Wars refugees in 1973 in Strumica, Republic of Macedonia. His poetry has been translated into thirty languages and published in collections and anthologies in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Remnants of Another Age (2011) is his first full-length American collection. For Relocated Stone (2007) he received both the Hubert Burda European poetry award for authors born in East Europe and the Miladinov Brothers Award—the most prestigious Macedonian poetry prize. For Locked in the City (1999) and Somewhere Nowhere (1999) he received the Studentski Zbor Award and the Aco Karamanov Prize, respectively. Madžirov has received international awards and fellowships from the International Writing Program (IWP) at the University of Iowa, Literarisches Tandem in Berlin, KultuKontakt fellowship in Vienna, Internationales Haus der Autoren in Graz, Literatur Haus NÖ in Krems, and Villa Waldberta in Munich. He is one of the coordinators of the world poetry network Lyrikline.


Recorded Thursday, April 12, 2012 at the University of Chicago.