Gjoko Zdraveski


Poetry is unearthly. It always comes from somewhere. Even when describing the reality of the mind and the five senses, it is absurd to interpret poetry as the product of that same reality. Poetry and reality are intertwined only in the very moment of creation, gradually separating themselves from each other, never to meet again.

Gjoko Zdraveski

Gjoko Zdraveski was born in Skopje in 1985. He graduated from Blaže Koneski Faculty of Philology in Skopje. He works as a Macedonian language teacher at the Faculty of Philology in Niš, Serbia.

He writes poetry, short short stories and essays. Poetry books: Palindrome with Double N (Палиндром со две н, 2010) and House for Migratory Birds (Куќичка за птици-преселници, 2013). Gjoko Zdraveski has also published a poetry book titled Cake out of the Window (Tortu kroz prozor, 2010) in cooperation with several poets from Serbia and Macedonia. His poetry has been included in several anthologies of poetry by young authors and translated into Serbian, Croatian, Slovenian, Bulgarian, Spanish, Czech and English: Out of the Box (Van kutije, antologija nove poezije JU-prostora, 2009), The New Macedonian Haiku Wave (Нов македонски хаику-бран, 2011), The Wind is Bringing Nice Weather (Ветерот носи убаво време, антологија на најмладата македонска поезија и проза, 2012), The Lyrical Dodekameron (Лирски додекамерон, антологија на младата македонска поезија, 2012).

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