Zoran Anchevski


Zoran Anchevski graduated in English from the Faculty of Philology at Skopje University where he currently teaches British and American literature. He received his M.A. in American literature from California State University, and his Ph.D. in comparative literature from Skopje University. He has published the following books of poetry: Journey through Broken Images (1984), Strategy of Defeat (1994), Line(s) of High Resistance (1998), Translating the Dead (2000), Wild Peace (2004), Selected Poems (2008), and The History of the Wind (forthcoming in spring 2009). His poetry was well received and highly acclaimed (the first received the award for best first volume of poetry, the second and the third were runner-ups for the National Poetry Award). In 2004 he received the prestigious Italian poetry award "Giacomo Leopardi". Besides poetry he has also published numerous essays, reviews, and a book-length study in literary theory and criticism Of Tradition (2007). Selections from his poetry have been translated into English, French, German, Chinese, Italian, Russian, Greek, Hebrew, Portuguese, Turkish, Galician, Bulgarian, Romanian, Serbo-Croat, Slovenian, Spanish, etc. and published in various magazines and anthologies at home and abroad. Translator and editor of many literary works by such authors as W.B. Yeats, T.S. Eliot, W.H. Auden, Ted Hughes, Seamus Heaney, Derek Walcott, Yehuda Amichai, John Ashbery, W.S. Merwin, Toni Morrison, Kenzaburo Oe, Makoto Ooka, Sudeep Sen, etc. He is a translator and an editor of several anthologies of Macedonian poetry and short prose into English. He is the member of Macedonian Writers. Union, Literary Federation for World Peace (member of the International Advisory Board), and former secretary of Macedonian P.E.N., and President of the Organizing Board of the world renowned international poetry festival Struga Poetry Evenings.