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

26 July, 2016 от ·

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 […]

Artist of the Week — Paula Aparicio

11 November, 2013 от · No comments

Teodora Atanasova talks with photographer Paula Aparicio Paula’s photos filled with so much beauty and tenderness whisper something very unique. Please, introduce yourself to our readers. My name is Paula Aparicio and I’m a photographer. When did you start taking photos? My dad was antiquarian, I grew up going from one art gallery to another, […]

The Secrets Animals Keep

5 August, 2013 от · 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 […]

Artist of the Week — Amanda Hart

9 July, 2013 от · 6 comments

Jasmina Tacheva Talks with Artist Amanda Hart Hello, Amanda, would you introduce yourself? My name is Amanda Hart, I am 23 years old, and I reside in Buffalo, NY. I am an outspoken member of the Buffalo art scene and am considered to be a prolific painter. I speak pretty good Japanese and in the […]

“We Call Ourselves Interventionist Artists”

5 July, 2013 от · 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 […]

Artist of the Week — Eva Angelova

28 May, 2013 от · 2 comments

Jasmina Tacheva interviews artist Evelina Angelova Photo: Mihaela Raykova Hi Eva, where where are you right now and what have you been up to? I’m finishing my projects for my exchange semester in Ljubljana. Aside from that, I have been working on a project about Sofia for several months and I hope it will be […]

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

20 May, 2013 от · 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 […]

Sarah Freligh: The Mother and Daughter are Like Cars in Many Ways

8 April, 2013 от · 2 comments

Christopher McCurry Interviews Sarah Freligh Sarah Freligh at a book signing at AWP conference in Boston, 2013 Tell us about yourself and your award winning chapbook A Brief Natural History of an American Girl (Accents Publishing 2012). I live in Rochester, New York, on the North Coast of the United States with two cats the […]

Tom Joyce: Literature… slows down experience to an engageable unit

13 March, 2013 от · 4 comments

Jasmina Tacheva Talks with Thomas C. Joyce, Adjunct Professor of English at Canisius College, Buffalo, New York Tom Joyce with his daughter, Gilbert. Photo courtesy of Fiona Joyce. 11/16/2011 What do you think literature is and why do we need it in our Hi-Tech, multi-fast, mega-dynamic society? I will answer in reverse order, because I […]

There Is no Room in Love for Violence

2 February, 2013 от · 1 comment

Christopher McCurry interviews author Jeremy Paden Tell us about yourself and your soon to be released book Broken Tulips (Accents Publishing 2013). I was born in Milan, Italy, where my dad was studying medicine. But I was raised in the southern U.S. (Texas, Georgia, and Louisiana) and in Central America and the Caribbean (Nicaragua, Costa […]

Petya Kokudeva: “A child is a dose of courage for me”

26 January, 2013 от · No comments

Jasmina Tacheva talks with author Petya Kokudeva Hello! Petya or Radost and what does “fist” have to do with your name? My name is Kokudeva – and “kokuda” in the Rhodope region means fist. My first name means stone or rock in Greek. On the other hand I was originally named Radost, but then my […]

Dimitar Pijev: “Everything has the potential to become art sooner or later, or a material for art”

28 December, 2012 от · No comments

Jamsina Tacheva Talks with Dimitar Pijev Hi Dimitar, where are you right now and would you mind introducing yourself – what should the readers know about you before they continue reading this interview? Your quesitons are finding me in the frost-bound Sofia. I just finished reading one of the most exciting and moving novels I’ve […]

Artist of the Week — SPIRITWO

24 December, 2012 от · 1 comment

Maja Jankowska talks with the Members of SPIRITWO Tell us a bit about the kind of music you play. The music we play is an amalgamation of Alternative Pop/Rock, blending with other musical aesthetics, such as Electronic Cabaret, Heavy Metal, and sometimes Prog or Arabesque flavor…!! Tell us a bit about your band and its […]

Artist of the Week – Bistra Kossovianova

16 October, 2012 от · 8 comments

An interview with Bistra Kossovianova by Anelia Stoyanova How did you come up with the unusual idea to make art out of useless plastic bottles? And why exactly lights? People often ask me this question, but up until now I haven’t come up with a logical answer. Where Ideas come from? How they appear in […]

Stefan Kisyov: “I am cosmopolitan who loves his homeland”

3 October, 2012 от · 1 comment

Best Selling Bulgarian Author Stefan Kisyov Talks with Lauren Sophie Kearney Where are you from? I was born in Stara Zagora, a beautiful city founded by Emperor Trayan, a city with very rich history. This fact impressed me so much in my childhood. When I was playing as a child I was very often finding […]

Maja Ita Jankowska: “I do not create magic, I just catch a moment that seems magical to me”

6 September, 2012 от · No comments

Jasmina Tacheva Talks with Young Photographer Maja Ita Jankowska Hello Maja! Would you like to tell our readers a little bit about yourself? I am a 16-year-old Polish-born photographer, and I currently live in the UK. At such a young age you already have an incredibly clear idea about what you want to do – […]

Artist of the Week — Thea Hjelmeland

25 June, 2012 от · No comments

Interview by Dessislava Berndt with the Norwegian singer and songwriter Thea Hjelmeland Photo: Vegard Fimland Thea, you are touring this year with Bernhoft. How is it going so far? I just came back home to Norway after having toured with Benrhoft for 2 weeks in Germany and Switzerland, and then 1 week in France. It […]

Artist of the Week — Girish Shambu

29 May, 2012 от · 2 comments

Jasmina Tacheva Talks with Film Critic, Cinephile, Film Blogger and Educator Girish Shambu Girish Shambu is an associate professor of management at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, and runs a community-oriented film-blog at girish. His writings have appeared in Framework, Cineaste,, and the collection Cinephilia in the Age of Digital Reproduction (Wallflower Press, […]

Vladimir Zarev: “Every Book, if It’s Real, Is Directed Towards the Future”

20 February, 2012 от · No comments

Galya Mladenova interviews the writer Vladimir Zarev Translated from the Bulgarian by Maya Mircheva Your novel Destruction has been very well received by both the German media and literary critics. What is your explanation for that? After the end of the Second World War during the subsequent rearranging of the world, natural development was halted […]

“A Poet Can Do Anything” – An Interview with Bulgarian Writer Toma Markov

18 December, 2011 от · No comments

As a poet, novelist, playwright, journalist and musician, Bulgarian writer Toma Markov needs no introduction. If you haven’t read his latest book – the romance novel “Luizza Hut” – make sure to do it, and if you have – don’t miss his next collection of poems – “ANTI-KURT-COBAINIAN DEEDS” . Photo: Sofia Pavlova Can a […]