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Roman Kissiov


Roman Kissiov was born in 1962 in the town of Kazanlak, Bulgaria. He studied at the Secondary School of Art in his hometown and graduated in painting from the National Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia.

He works in two areas – poetry and art.

He has done one-man shows in Sofia and Vienna, and has participated in general art exhibitions in Bulgaria, Italy, Macedonia and the USA. He has done illustrations to tens of books by world-known poets.

Poems by Roman Kissiov have been published in almost all Bulgarian literary editions, they have been broadcast over the Bulgarian National Television, the Bulgarian National Radio and the National Radio of Romania. His works have been included in poetry anthologies in Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Macedonia, and India. Poems by Roman Kissiov published in International poetry anthology “POETS FOR WORLD PEACE”, 2011.

His poems have been translated and published in English, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Dutch, Danish, Greek, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Albanian, Arabian, and Hindi.

Poetry books:
The Doors of Heaven (1995) – National Poetry Prize awarded by Hristo G. Danov State Publishing House, Plovdiv;
The Shadow of the Flight (2000);
Pilgrim of the Light (2003);
Cryptus (2004, 2007);
Voices (2009);

Hodočasnik svjetla (Pilgrim of the Light), 2008 – in Croatian. (tr. Žarko Milenić, Slovo, Zagreb)
Slovoto Pastir (The Word Shepherd) , 2010 – in Macedonian. (tr. Eftim Kletnikov, Makavej, Skopje)

Roman Kissiov lives and works in Sofia.

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