Vesna Lemaić (1981) lives in Ljubljana, Slovenia. She formed the reading initiative Anonymous Readers. In her free time she works on her melancholy. Her first book Popular Stories was published in 2008. The book got the award Zlata ptica 2009, the award of Slovenian book fair and Fabula award. She has also received award of Radio Slovenia and Lapis Histriae award for two short stories. In 2010 her new novel Dumping ground will be published. She believes in solidarity and the supernatural, she claims to be a fan of horror and is always out hunting for new ideals.
'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.