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Mariana Velichkova

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I was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, in the last century:-) As a child I loved reading, singing and dancing. I wrote my first poem at the age of 9. Books have always been an important part of my life. I studied Russian philology in the oldest University in Bulgaria.

I have been writing poems off and on through the years without big ambitions, I have been doing it because it was my way to express and connect with the deepest thoughts and feelings at that particular time in my life. I have had 2 poems published in a teenage newspaper a long time ago and recently 4 in Public Republic.

Although my life went in a different direction I have never lost touch with the arts I love.
I can’t imagine my life without beautiful music, a profound book and writing a poem when my inspiration calls for it.
I always try to be on the move – externally and internally.

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