Blaga Dimitrova’s poetry in the original Bulgarian paired with Ludmilla G. Popova-Wightman’s English translation.
Blaga Dimitrova, born in 1922, one of the most popular and loved writers in Bulgaria, was vice president of her country in the first democratic government after the fall of Communism. She is the author of more than 40 volumes of poetry, novels, plays, and essays. Her books have been translated into more than 20 languages. She has won the Herder Prize, the Hristo G. Danov prize, the German Krugge Prize, and was awarded the French Medal of Merit for Freedom.
Ludmilla G. Popova-Wightman was born in Bulgaria and lives in Princeton. She is a member of the Princeton Research Forum and the U.S. Poets’ 1 Cooperative. Her translations from the Bulgarian have been published in among others in Partisan Review, The Literary Review, The New York Review of Books, Poetry East and anthologized.