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Iliana Ilieva

Iliana Ilieva, 2019
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Iliana Ilieva (born Iliana Petrova Ilieva [Bulgarian Cyrillic: Илиана Петрова Илиева], April 8, 1969, Vratsa, Bulgaria), Bulgarian poet, editor, and translator; studied Russian philology and history at Sofia University Saint Kliment Ohridski. She has published eight poetry collections, including a book of three-line poems, haiku, tanka, and renga, Жабешки скок (Zhabeshki skok; A Frog’s Jump; 2004) and Пента и Пижо. Малки и още по-малки песни (Penta i Pijo. Malki i shte po-malki pesni; Penta and Pijo: Small and Even Smaller Songs, 2009), a book of haiku and tanka in Vratsa dialect of northwestern Bulgaria. She has won national poetry competitions and her haiku have been published in English, German, Macedonian, Romanian, Russian, and Serbian journals and anthologies. Ilieva is member of the Bulgarian Haiku Union and Haiku Club Sofia; short-poems editor for the ezine LiterNet since 2004 and deputy editor of the BHU journal Хайку свят (Haiku Svyat; Haiku World) since 2013. She resides in Sofia.


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Updated on November 27, 2021