Launch of a new Bulgarian-English Book of Poetry

Reflections in a Well, a new bilingual edition, featuring poems by Rumiana Ebert and Tzveta Sofronieva, was launched on April 12th at the Art Workers’ Guild.

The beautiful book is published by the UK publishing house Paekakariki Press, founded in 2010 with the aim of preserving traditional printing techniques.

The event attracted great interest, with many members of London’s Bulgarian community and friends of Bulgaria in attendance. The Embassy was represented by Svetozar Dimitrov, Second Secretary in the Political Affairs Section. The event included a poetry reading and allowed the guests the opportunity to talk to the authors.

Представяне на нова стихосбирка в Лондон

На 12 април в Art Workers’ Guild бе представена новата двуезична стихосбирка на Румяна Еберт и Цвета Софрониева, Reflections in a Well.

Красивото издание е дело на британското издателство Paekakariki Press, oсновано през 2010 г. с целта да съхрани традиционните печатарски техники.

Събитието предизвика голям интерес сред любителите на поезията, като присъстваха голям брой представители на българската общност и приятели на България. Посолството бе представлявано от Светозар Димитров, втори секретар в Политическата служба. Присъстващите имаха възможността да се насладят на поетично четене, както и да разговарят с авторите.

More about the authors:

RUMIANA EBERT is a writer, translator and chemist. Born in Plovdiv,

Bulgaria, she moved to Germany in 1966 and gained a PhD in Chemistry from

the Technical University in Munich. She also studied Musicology at the

University of Heidelberg. She has published four books of poems in German:

Entgegenkommen, (Kastell, 1992) and Schnittstellen, (Kastell, 1996); Ecken

und Ovale, (Wieser, 2013) and Mitlesebuch 135, (Aphaia, 2017). She has

translated and published Bulgarian poetry in German and her short stories

and poetry have appeared in magazines and anthologies in Germany, Austria,

and Switzerland. She translated and edited two books by Georgi Markov and

has been awarded several prizes and grants, including the Mannheim Lyric

Prize in 2007.

 

TZVETA SOFRONIEVA is the author of twenty collections of poetry, short

stories, essays and translations. Her work also encompasses poetry

installations and she has edited several anthologies. Born in Sofia,

Bulgaria, she now is settled in Berlin and has a PhD in History of Science.

Her numerous awards include a prize for poetry from the Bulgarian Academy of

Sciences (1988) and the Adelbert von Chamisso Prize (2009). She was a fellow

at St. John’s College in Cambridge (1992) and a Max Kade Writer-in-Residence

at MIT (2012). Among her most recent publications are the poetry

collections: A Hand full of Water (White Pine Press, 2012), Landschaften,

Ufer, (Hanser, 2013) and Anthroposcene (Hochroth, 2017).