Tsvetanka Elenkova CV

Publications

  • The Stakes of the Legion (Nava, 1995) - poetry
  • Amphipolis of the Nine Roads (Nov Zlatorog, 1998) - poetry
  • The Seventh Gesture (Zaharii Stoyanov/Sofia University Press, 2005) - poetry
    • The Seventh Gesture (Povelja, 2009) - Serbian translation
    • The Seventh Gesture (Shearsman Books, 2010) - English translation
  • Time and Relation (Small Stations Press, 2007) - essay
  • Crookedness (Stigmati, 2011) - poetry
    • Crookedness (Tebot Bach, 2013) - English translation
  • Bulgarian Frescos: Feast of the Root (Omophor, 2013) - essay
  • Magnification Forty (Ergo, 2016) - poetry

Anthologies in Bulgaria: Bulgarian Poetesses (Ekvus Art, 1996); Anthology of the 90s: Bulgarian Classics (Ah Maria, 1999); Beginning of the Century: The Newest Bulgarian Poetry (Ezik i Literatura, 2001); Lirika (NDK, 2003-11); The Newest Bulgarian Literature (Ezik i Literatura, 2004); The Unknown Andersen (Sofia University Press, 2008); Anthology of Bulgarian Poetry: Twenty-First Century (Svetovete, 2015)

Anthologies abroad: Douze Poètes de Trois Pays Voisins (Desmos, France, 2002); Magoncok és morzsák: Bolgár apró irások (Napkut Kiado, Hungary, 2006); Anthology of Contemporary Bulgarian Poetry (Polja, Serbia, 2007); Poems of Greek Texture (IWTCR, Greece, 2008); Vilenica 23rd International Literary Festival (Slovene Writers’ Association, Slovenia, 2008); Poeteka 5 (Poeteka, Albania, 2009); 1st Tinos International Literary Festival (Society of de(kata),Greece, 2010); Poetry from Five Continents: Who’s Who (Struga Poetry Evenings, Macedonia, 2012); Voix de la Méditerranée: Anthologie poétique 2014 (La passe du vent, France, 2014)

Individual publications in Bulgaria: Altera, Ah Maria, Demokraticheski Pregled, Detonatsia, Europe 2001, Ezik i Literatura, Kapital Light, Knijen Sviat, Kritika, Kultura, Literaturen Forum, Literaturen Vestnik, Literaturna Akademia, Literaturni Balkani, No Poezia, Ognishte, Orphei, Plamak, Rhythm, Savremennik, Sega, Slovoto, Stranitsa, Svet, Vek 21, Vezni

Individual publications abroad: Goma de borrar (Argentina); Aerea (Chile); Libra Libera (Croatia); Ilantron (Cyprus); Autre Sud (France); Anti, Athens News, Balkan Reporter, E-Poema, Helios, Temata Logotehnias (Greece); Nashe Pismo (Macedonia); La Otra, Posdata, Vida Universitaria (Mexico); Knijevne Novine, Knijevni Magazin, Kvartal, Matica Srpska, Mejay, Polja, Zlatna Greda (Serbia); Luzes (Spain); Cumhuriyet, Siirden (Turkey); International Literary Quarterly, Modern Poetry in Translation, Orient Express, Poem, Poetry Review (UK); Potjah 76 (Ukraine); Absinthe, The Massachuesetts Review, Zoland (US)

 

Translations

  • Raymond Carver, Luck (Small Stations Press, 2008)
  • Rosalía de Castro, Galician Songs (Small Stations Press, 2014)
  • Jonathan Dunne, Even Though That (Proxima-RP, 2004, with Rada Panchovska)
  • Bogomil Gjuzel, An Island on Land (Balkani, 2010, with Dimitar Hristov)
  • Lois Pereiro, Collected Poems (Small Stations Press, 2013)
  • Manuel Rivas, The Disappearance of Snow and Other Poems (Small Stations Press, 2015)
  • Fiona Sampson, The Distance Between Us (Balkani, 2008)
  • Various authors, Speaking of Siva (AB, 2000)

Anthologies: Contemporary Greek Literature (Plamak, Bulgaria, 2005); Hemus Anthology of Balkan Poetry (Anti, Greece, 2007)

Individual translations: Ah Maria, Demokraticheski Pregled, Duma, Europe 2001, Hristianstvo i Kultura, Literaturen Vestnik, Literaturni Balkani, More, Panorama, Plamak, Savremennik, Slovoto, Stranitsa, Svetilnik, Trud (Bulgaria)

 

Editions

Editor of Ah Maria (Sofia, 1990-2000) - first private literary magazine in Bulgaria

Editor of special issue of Literaturen Vestnik devoted to Greek poetry (2000)

Editor of Helios (Rhodes, 2001-7) - magazine of the International Writers & Translators’ Centre of Rhodes (IWTCR)

Editor-in-chief of Europe 2001 (Sofia, 2001-7) - socio-cultural magazine

Foreword for Jean-Claude Villain, And He Huge Loving Beast Arrowed by the Sun (Foundation for Bulgarian Literature, 2004)

Editor of anthology of contemporary Bulgarian poets for the Serbian magazine Polja (Novi Sad, 2006)

Editor of Poems of Greek Texture (Rhodes, 2008) - anthology of poems devoted to Greece

Editor of At the End of the World: Contemporary Poetry from Bulgaria (Shearsman Books, 2012)

 

Prizes

Nominated:

  • 2000 Hristo G. Danov National Award (Speaking of Siva)
  • 2011 Ivan Nikolov National Prize for Poetry (Crookedness)

 

Education

Sofia University of National and World Economics (1991) - BA Hons in Economics
Pitman Examinations Institute (1994) - Diploma in English
Athens University (2000) - Diploma in Greek