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Katerina Stoykova-Klemer

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Katerina Stoykova-Klemer grew up in Bourgas, Bulgaria.

In 1995 she immigrated to the USA and for over a decade worked as a software engineer in high-tech companies. Presently she is a student in the Spalding University’s brief-residency MFA in Writing Program.

Katerina writes poetry and prose in both Bulgarian and English. She enjoys translating between the two languages.

Katerina Stoykova-Klemer is the author of the bilingual poetry book, The Air around the Butterfly (Fakel Express, 2009), and the English language chapbook, The Most (Finishing Line Press, 2010).

Her poems have been published in the US and Europe, including The Louisville Review, Margie, Adirondack Review and others.

Katerina’s work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net Award and AWP Intro Award.

Katerina is the founder and leader of poetry and prose groups in Lexington, Kentucky.

Katerina Stoykova-Klemer hosts “Accents” – a radio show for Literature, Art and Culture on WRFL, 88.1 FM, Lexington. The show takes place every Friday 2-3pm.

In January 2010 Katerina launched Accents Publishing – an independent press for brilliant voices.

Katerina served as a Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Public Republic from 2008 to 2010.

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