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Vera Čejkovska




Vera Čejkovska
(pronounced: ′vera ′t∫eikovska)

Macedonian poet, physicist, essayist and translator. Born in 1954, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. Received her B. Sc. (physics) from the Sts Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, her M. Sc. From the University of Zagreb, Republic of Croatia, and her D. Sc. From the Sts Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje. Lecturer at the Sts Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Seismological Observatory. Member of the Macedonian P.E.N. Centre, the Macedonian Writers’ Association, the Society of Physicists of the Republic of Macedonia and the Macedonian Association of Engineers in Physics. Former secretary of the Macedonian P.E.N. Centre (2006 2008). Former member of the editorial board of The Macedonian P.E.N. Review (1996 2000, 2006 2009: editor-in-chief). Former member of the editorial board of Stožer a magazine of the Macedonian Writers’ Association (1998 2000, 2002 2004). A member of the editorial board of two monographs about the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics of the Sts Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje.
Her poetry books published in Macedonian include: Čovek I vrata (Man and Door), Skopje, edition Alfa, 1975 (awarded with "Mlada Struga" 1976); Množenje na slovoto (Multiplying the Word), Skopje, Naša kniga, 1986; Opit (The Experiment), Skopje, Makedonska kniga, 1992 (awarded with "Kočo Racin"); Otsustvoto na Blagiot (The Absence of the Mild One), Skopje, Makedonska kniga, 1993 (selected poems); Rabovi (Edges), Skopje, Matica makedonska, 2007 (awarded with "Aco Šopov"); Otsustvoto na Blagiot II (The Absence of the Mild One II), Bitola, Mikena, 2008 (selected poems). A selection of her poems has been published in Albanian translation: Leximi I dritës (Reading the Light), Skopje, Bata pres, 2000. Her poems have been translated into fifteen other languages and included in anthologies and selections of Macedonian poetry, published in the Republic of Macedonia and abroad. A considerable number of Macedonian critics issued more than thirty reviews on her poetry, appraising it from its very beginnings as "radically innovative in relation to the rest of the Macedonian poetry" and denoting it as "quantum poetry", "noetics-and-poetics" or "holographic poetry" (Georgi Stardelov), "a new sensibility" (Milan Gjurčinov, Mateja Matevski), "poetics of restructuring" (Kata Ќulavkova)... Her scientific publications (in Macedonian or English) include monographs, papers and encyclopedic articles in seismology. Beside, she regularly contributes to various journals and magazines with essays and translations from English, Russian, Serbian and Bulgarian.

Contact, e-mail: v.cejka@gmail.com



Blesok no. 25, March-April, 2002
      poetry: Fine

Blesok no. 59, March-April, 2008
      poetry: from “Edges”






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