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Artist of the Week – RALYZZ DIG

October 10, 2016 by · No comments

Interview by Dessislava Berndt with Yuichiro Tokuda from the Japanese Jazz Band RALYZZ DIG Proofreading: Polina Georgieva The International Jazz Festival in Bansko is one of the biggest summer musical events in Bulgaria and one of the foremost international cultural happenings in the Balkans. Since its foundation in 1998 the festival has been held annually […]

We need the ordinary to accept the changes: about new roads

July 26, 2016 by ·

Velina Vateva’s interview with the photographer Elena Pérez-Ardá López Elena, it is my pleasure to present your work to the Public Republic readers. Can you tell us what got you into photography? In what way photography is an art of its own, what makes it special for you, and do you find it similar to […]

Bansko Jazz 2015 – Carmen Souza

April 20, 2015 by · No comments

Interview by Dessislava Berndt with the singer Carmen Souza The International Jazz Festival in Bansko is one of the biggest summer musical events in Bulgaria and one of the foremost international cultural happenings on the Balkans. Since its foundation in 1998 the festival has been held every year in August in the small town of […]

Bulgarian participation in the Spring exhibition of “The Knitting&Stitching Show” in London

April 3, 2015 by · No comments

Dimana Ivanova The admirers of the “arts and crafts”, knitting and stitching products had the opportunity to gather together again at the exhibition of “The Knitting&Stitching Show” which took part from the 5-th to 8-th of March in the Olympia Hall in Central London. The spectators at the exhibition had the opportunity to admire and […]

Artist of the Week – Klio Karadim

January 26, 2015 by · No comments

Interview with the painter Klio Karadim by Dessislava Berndt Translated from German by Dessislava Berndt, Proofreading: Simon Pavlov Klio Karadim, Photo: private Klio, how did you get into painting? In the 80’s in Bulgaria you had to choose your further school after the 7th school year. I didn’t want to become a secretary in an […]

Meet a Bulgarian Poet: Petja Heinrich

November 24, 2014 by · No comments

Katerina Stoykova-Klemer interviewed poet Petja Heinrich for The Season of Delicate Hunger: Anthology of Contemporary Bulgarian Poetry. Here is her translation of that conversation. What would you like for the American readers to know about Bulgarian poetry? Manyfaced, fragile, resilient. Nurtured with sea, bread and sun. Often thoughtful and nostalgic. Friendly, human, sometimes particularly brightly […]

Artist of the Week – Beatrix Giouras

September 22, 2014 by · No comments

Interview with the German designer Beatrix Giouras by Dessislava Berndt Translated from German by Dessislava Berndt, Proofreading: Simon Pavlov Who or what is „Zauberwaeldchen“? A few years ago, I formed a dragon with modeling clay. Dragons live in mystical places and are surrounded by strange creatures and plants, in magical forests, where wishes come true. […]

Open Doors. Open Minds.

July 8, 2014 by · No comments

Today we would like to present to your attention the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Cultural Understanding in Dubai. Our questions were kindly answered by Mr. Nasif Kayed, Managing Director of the SMCCU.

Meet a Bulgarian Poet: Yordan Efftimov

June 2, 2014 by · 9 comments

Katerina Stoykova-Klemer interviewed poet Yordan Efftimov for The Season of Delicate Hunger: Anthology of Contemporary Bulgarian Poetry. Here is her translation of that conversation. What would you like for the American readers to know about Bulgarian poetry? Even though The Season of Delicate Hunger is an anthology, collected on the basis of language and nationality—it […]

Meet a Bulgarian Poet: Emanuil Vidinski

May 5, 2014 by · No comments

Katerina Stoykova-Klemer interviewed poet Emanuil Vidinski for The Season of Delicate Hunger: Anthology of Contemporary Bulgarian Poetry. Here is her translation of that conversation. What would you like for the American readers to know about Bulgarian poetry? That a person’s problems are universal, but have a local flavor; that the world is a collective place, […]

Artist of the Week — Hampson Sisler

April 8, 2014 by · 1 comment

Tsvetelina Mareva`s interview with the composer Hampson Sisler Hampson Sisler: “Always write to the best of your ability” Hampson Sisler is one of the most prolific American classical composers living today.His first works were published at age nineteen starting with the H.W.Gray Co. and going on, with time, to Jos. Fischer & Co., Belwin Mills, […]

Artist of the Week – Stella Sidiropoulou

April 3, 2014 by · No comments

Teodora Atanasova Hello, please introduce yourself. My name is Stella Sidiropoulou. I live and work in Thessaloniki Greece. I am an Instrumentation and Control systems technician in the Petrochemical Industry. I have been involved with photography since 2008. What do you express with your photos? The photos I create bring out my emotions and my […]

Artist of the Week — Georgie Lalov

March 24, 2014 by · No comments

Anna Simitchieva’s interview with Georgie Lalov Hello Georgie, please introduce yourself briefly to our readers. I am an actor and producer I live in Manhattan and I love to talk about film. How important is for you the fact that you are a Bulgarian artist? Do you face a lot of difficulties because of it? […]

Meet a Bulgarian Poet: Kristin Dimitrova

January 7, 2014 by · 1 comment

Katerina Stoykova-Klemer As part of a new feature, Accents is proud to spotlight the Bulgarian-language poets of The Season of Delicate Hunger. Our first is Kristin Dimitrova. Kristin Dimitrova was born on May 19th, 1963 in Sofia. She is the author of 10 books of poetry, most recently The Garden of Expectations and the Opposite […]

Funny

October 14, 2013 by · No comments

Photo by the author Dedicated to Christophe C. Small souvenir shop full of all kinds of stuff. A man is entering. The shop girl sitting in front is setting her book aside and standing up. ‘Hello!’ ‘Hi!’ A little time would pass before she’d ask: ‘Are you looking for something in particular?’ He is shrugging […]

The Secrets Animals Keep

August 5, 2013 by · 2 comments

Christopher McCurry Interviews Rebecca Gayle Howell Christopher McCurry: Do you care to start at the very beginning? When and how you decided to write poems? How did Render: An Apocalypse happen?   Rebecca Gayle Howell:  My grandparents were subsistence farmers in Eastern Kentucky. They raised enough food to feed their family and that was it—my […]

Rada: We are not one-dimensional and neither is art

July 11, 2013 by · 3 comments

Jasmina Tacheva Talks with Actress, Photographer and Singer Rada Photo: Dobrin Marchev Hello, Rada! What have you been up to lately? I know your new single, “Anonymous in New York” came out just a few days ago, could you tell us more about this project? Yes. My new song is the latest and biggest step […]

“We Call Ourselves Interventionist Artists”

July 5, 2013 by · 2 comments

Interview with Kremena Todorova and Kurt Gohde by Katerina Stoykova-Klemer Kurt and Kremena at the opening reception for DISCARDED: Lexington Photo: Rich Copley/Lexington Herald-Leader Kremena Todorova teaches American Literature as well as classes that ask students to meet and work with their neighbors face to face. Born and raised in Communist Bulgaria, she continues to […]

Drago Simeonov: 100 Pieces of History should entertain, not to teach or edify.

May 20, 2013 by · 3 comments

Jasmina Tacheva interviews Dragomir Simeonov Hello! Your book 100 Pieces of History was presented at Stroeja last week. How did the event go and are you planning any more presentations of the book soon? It was very fun, thankfully, because the basic idea of 100 Pieces of History is to entertain, not to teach or […]

Plunging into the Depths to Measure

May 6, 2013 by · 1 comment

Christopher McCurry interviews Patty Paine Tell us about yourself and your full-length book The Sounding Machine (Accents Publishing 2012). I grew up in Vernon, NJ, and after high school I joined the Marine Corps. I played clarinet in the Quantico Marine band, and my career would best be represented by the TV show “Gomer Pyle, […]