He is the author of several collections of poetry including Studentski Zbor award-winner Locked in the City (1999), Aco Karamanov Award-winner Somewhere Nowhere (1999), and Huberta Burda Award-winner Relocated Stone (2007). Poet Carolyn Forché wrote the foreword to a volume of his selected poems, Remnants of Another Age (2011, translated by Peggy Reid, Graham Reid, Magdalena Horvat, and Adam Reed). Madzirov’s work has been translated into more than thirty languages.
His additional honors include the Hubert Burda European Poetry Award, the Miladinov Brothers poetry prize and residencies at the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program, LiteraturRaum in Berlin, KulturKontakt in Vienna, Literatur Haus NÖ in Krems, and Villa Waldberta in Munich. He has served as Macedonian coordinator for the international poetry network for Lyrikline and as poetry editor for the Macedonian online journal Blesok.
Madzirov lives in Macedonia.
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Nikola Madzirov: International Poets in Conversation
Macedonian poet Nikola Madzirov and Ilya Kaminsky discuss the poetics of war and its aftermath, and the nature of memory and rediscovering.