Ivan Hristov

Bulgaria


Love – Love has been given to man by God to show that neither life nor art have any meaning without the presence of the Other.

Ivan Hristov

Ivan Hristov is a Bulgarian poet and literary researcher. He is the author of the poetry collections Farewell, Nineteenth Century (winner of the prize for best poetic debut from the National Southern Spring Competition 2002), Bdin (winner of the national literary prize Svetlostruy 2006, in 2015 Bdin was published in Turkey), American poems (2013) as well as the academic monograph The Sagittarius Circle and the Idea of the Native (2009). In 2016 in Romania was published the book Bdin, followed by American poems which contains his last two poetry books. In 2018, his fourth poetry collection called A Dictionary of Love came out. Since 2010, he has been a member of the organizing committee for the international Sofia: Poetics festival. He currently works at the Institute for Literature at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

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