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Often I Wish I Were

15 September, 2009 by · 6 comments

Katerina Stoykova-Klemer Снимка: jsome1 Often I Wish I Were a potato. Eyes opened in all directions. Unafraid of the cold earth. The difference between life and death for somebody.

North American Premiere of The Air around the Butterfly

16 August, 2009 by · 2 comments

You are cordially invited to the North American Premiere of The Air around the Butterfly / Въздухът около пеперудата. Katerina Stoykova-Klemer will read poems in English and Bulgarian, answer questions, and sign books. Refreshments will be provided. Thursday, August 27, 2009 7:00pm – 9:00pm Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning 251 West Second Street Lexington, […]

4.5 on the Richter Scale

14 May, 2009 by · No comments

Ivan Hristov Photo: Cane Ludico Rosso For Vladimir Levchev And we were sitting there somewhere in our little country, in our little neighborhood, in our apartment building. We were sitting silently and drinking. And then we talked.

In Late November

13 May, 2009 by · No comments

Richard Luftig Photo: byrion In late November, the bank of autumn closes its doors for the year, calls in outstanding loans, issues certificates of deposit not redeemable until May and bearing no interest in our survival. Love falls

Coming up on Accents

16 April, 2009 by · No comments

Photo: ghindo This Friday, 4/17/09, on Accents, a radio show for literature, art and culture, you will hear the following: Writing prompt of the week – Water: From Kentucky, poetry by Sara Cavitt From Bulgaria, poetry by Bozhana Apostolova From Germany, poetry by Petja Heinrich Interview: Poet and farmer Jim Lally and artist and farmer […]

Writing Poetry Makes me a More Careful Writer

12 March, 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 […]

The Important Part Is The Part That Comes Out Of The Mystery

24 January, 2009 by · 4 comments

Interview with Matt Urmy by Katerina Stoykova-Klemer Matt Urmy is a Storyteller, a Poet, and a Musician. He has recorded and released four independent records. He has also published one collection of poems,Ghosts In A House, with Finishing Line Press. This collection was published in his first term of graduate study at Spalding University in […]

“Accents” – a Radio Show for Literature, Art and Culture

21 January, 2009 by · 6 comments

Photo: rickyrhodes Starting January 23, 2009, Katerina Stoykova-Klemer will host “Accents” – a new radio show for Literature, Art and Culture on WRFL, 88.1 FM, Lexington. The show will take place every Friday 2-3pm EST. Everyone can listen to the show online by visiting, then clicking on “Listen Now.” If you have ideas about […]

Write Each of Your Poems as If It Were Your Last

26 December, 2008 by · 12 comments

Interview with Blaga Dimitrova’s Poetry by Farideh Hassanzadeh-Mostafavi Farideh Hassanzadeh (Mostafavi), an Iranian poet, has translated poems by Blaga Dimitrova into Farsi. She wrote to Dimitrova and asked for an interview. The great poet was in her last days and could only send her books. Farideh decided to arrange an interview with the poetry of […]

It’s The Writing That Counts

10 December, 2008 by · 5 comments

Interview with Richard Goodman by Katerina Stoykova-Klemer Richard Goodman is the author of The Soul of Creative Writing and French Dirt: The Story of a Garden in the South of France. He has written on a variety of subjects for many national publications, including the New York Times, Harvard Review, Creative Nonfiction, Commonweal, Vanity Fair, […]

Readable Science in Gawande’s “The Itch”

11 November, 2008 by · 3 comments

Katerina Stoykova-Klemer Photo: RatRanch Scientific articles typically fall into one of two categories. They are either pseudo-scientific pieces that, in order to be accessible to the general reader, have been uncomplicated to the point that the scientific value has been diminished; or, they are dense with information and specific terminology, but unreadable by all but […]

“Our World Gets Larger” – Two Years of Public Republic

20 October, 2008 by · 1 comment

Photo: woodleywonderworks On the 21st of October, 2008, we celebrate two years since the launch of the Bulgarian edition of Public Republic. Here is what a few of our readers and authors have to say about this significant milestone: