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Archive March 2009

Writing Poetry Makes me a More Careful Writer

March 12, 2009 by · No comments

Interview with Pat Valdata by Katerina Stoykova-Klemer Pat Valdata writes novels, poems and nonfiction. Her publications include the novels The Other Sister (published by Plain View Press, 2008), Crosswind (published by Wind Canyon Publishing, 1997) and the poetry chapbook Looking for Bivalve (from Pecan Grove Press, 2002). Pat received an MFA in writing from Goddard […]

Surrealist Spoons

March 12, 2009 by · No comments

Chuck Clenney Photo: procsilas Salvador Dali Slept with Wooden spoon In Hand. When he Fell asleep The spoon Hit the ground Subconsciously startled To head To the easel Without the artist. Automatic painting.

Photography as a Hobby and Pleasure

March 11, 2009 by · 1 comment

Mariana Velichkova’s interview with the photographer Costas Kaounas Why did you choose photography as a media to express yourself? I started taking pictures back in 1990 with a Russian Zenit 12xp camera and kept shooting analog since three years ago when I bought my first dslr, but I didn’t quit analog photography. Circus horses What […]

Book Review – Wild Dreams of Reality by Jerry Ratch

March 11, 2009 by · 2 comments

Michael Todd Burns Photo: Cia De Foto   In Jerry’s first novel we are introduced to Philip Janov, a man whose life has been squelched by obligations not of his own making. On an oft times hilarious ride through his life we see what a contentious older brother, a wildly erratic wife, and an insanely […]

Art gives me the sense of travelling inside myself

March 10, 2009 by · No comments

Natalia Nikolaeva’s interview with Albena Popova “She indeed was not She She could talk with clouds She played at hide-and-seek and Fumbled the pockets of moods…” Albena Popova Our readers are familiar with Albena Popova’s original and unexpected whims, with her artistic surprises, with her collages, the colourful things she creates. Her experiments with words […]

The Hour of the Tramp (Act II)

March 9, 2009 by · No comments

Ekaterina Vitkova Photo: Pink Sherbet Photography Sequel ACT II Scene 1 The view is from the inside of the receptionist desk. The Second Receptionist and the Ice-cream Vendor are standing there. He is surrounded by paper, but it is considerably less compared to that in Act one. Second Receptionist: I think I liked you better […]

Artist of the Week – Andrea Kamal

March 9, 2009 by · 7 comments

Natalia Nikolaeva’s interview with the photographer Andrea Kamal My name is Andrea Kamal. I was born on February 10, 1965 in Mülheim an der Ruhr which is located in North Rhine – Westphalia in Germany. My father was an Egyptian and my mother is a German. After finishing my school education in 1984 I went […]

Storm Lover

March 8, 2009 by · No comments

Roger Conner Jr. Photo: fauxto digit The stage set tempest hurled wet against the walls of a small townhouse

Colorful Visions: An interview with the artist Maria Kirkova

March 7, 2009 by · 1 comment

Vera Baleva’s interview from Maria Kirkova’s home Translated from Bulgarian by Velina Vateva The door opens and Maria Kirkova joyfully welcomes me. Even the tiles in the entrance smile their blue color. Hanging on the walls her most recent work—incredibly colorful pieces like bright and complex paintings but weaved of threads. Kirkova is a weaver […]


March 6, 2009 by · 1 comment

Zdravka Evtimova Photo: jairo bd He drank his wine slowly, trying not to look at her. Her words were flat, and there was wine in their sounds. She had invited him to her study, to the armchair beside the heavy tomes by Shakespeare and Schiller. The books were arranged in alphabetical order, first and second […]

A plain paper bag yet in its night

March 5, 2009 by · No comments

Simon Perchik Photo: jimkster A plain paper bag yet in its night this popcorn needs more salt — a fragrant grip and I am Hercules muscle-bound, shaking the screen the actors giants, grotesque

The little big world

March 4, 2009 by · No comments

Antina Zlatkova’s interview with the photographer Radomira Chipeva Radomira Chipeva: To see the beauty and uniqueness all around, amidst the chaos of everyday life, and to show them in pictures—these are some of the few things for me that are worth the effort, that really matter and give me satisfaction. How would you describe yourself […]


March 4, 2009 by · No comments

Bozhana Apostolova Photo: dawnzy58 Everything starts from there – from the dipped soggy brush: swaying wheaten in the plowed up ocher wind gust, a blue song above them and a wing gone mad with the wild mixture of wind and white…

Claim Your Void

March 3, 2009 by · 6 comments

James Vincent Photo: semihundido The fortune read, ‘Accept the next proposition you hear.’  I found the familiar white rectangle outside my office around quitting time. Odd in these troubled times that someone would just leave a fortune laying around.  I wasn’t sure it applied to me.  I didn’t eat the cookie, I didn’t tip the […]

Lot Lorien – Music from an enchanted world

March 2, 2009 by · 2 comments

Vanya Nikolaeva’s interview with the ethno-jazz band Lot Lorien Translated from Bulgarian by Velina Vateva The musical style of the Bulgarian band, Lot Lorien, has been described by critics as “ethno-jazz/world-fusion, and if that description sounds all-encompassing then it matches the size and diversity of their fan base. The music of Lot Lorien appeals to […]

Artist of the Week – Antonia Marinova

March 2, 2009 by · 2 comments

Translated from Bulgarian by Ellie Ivanova Ponti Antonia Marinova is the second-place winner of Modern Times, Public Republic photography contest. She believes that art and culture is what we leave behind. Antonia has participated in dozens of photography contests as well as solo exhibits. Her photos have been published in Tema newspaper (Bulgaria), Ecology and […]


March 1, 2009 by · No comments

Valentin Krustev Photo: Mariana Velichkova This crimson tassel stands for blood— May yours gallop safe and sound! The threads of white are blinks of good that everyone can find around. Just wear it indoors and out, until you see the first green sprout. Then hang it on a budding branch and good will launch its […]

Nikolaj Nikolov – Photography Means Love

March 1, 2009 by · 4 comments

Vanya Nikolaeva’s interview with Nikolaj Nikolov Translated from Bulgarian by Velina Vateva I came upon photography three years ago and we quickly became inseparable friends. I even think I am in love. I love photography because through it I can successfully express my thoughts, ideas and conceptions about life and, what is most important, can […]

Craving for My Flower

March 1, 2009 by · No comments

Aksinia Mihailova Photo: glitter feet its white under the snow its red under the umbrella I am craving for; your smile – an olive at the bottom of the glass, on the edge of the morning in my drying lips I am craving for… And he delves wells into the words away from my desires […]