A Poetry Reading by Nikola Madžirov
Nikola Madžirov, poet, essayist, and translator, reads from his many works. He is one of the most powerful voices of the new European poetry. Born in a family of Balkan Wars refugees in 1973 in Strumica, R. Macedonia, he has written poetry that has been translated into thirty languages and published in collections and anthologies in US, Europe and Asia.
Madžirov has received the Hubert Burda European poetry award for authors born in East Europe, the Miladinov Brothers Award (the most prestigious Macedonian poetry prize), the Studentski Zbor Award, and the Aco Karamanov Prize. He has also received international awards and fellowships from the International Writing Program (IWP) at the University of Iowa in US; 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.