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Stoianka Boianova

Stoianka Boianova, 2018
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Stoianka Boianova (Bulgarian Cyrillic: Стоянка Боянова, born March 29, 1955, Manolsko Konare, near Plovdiv, Bulgaria), holds a Master’s degree in physics from Plovdiv University Paisii Hilendarski. She is an award-winning poet and author of 12 books of poetry, novels, short stories, and more than 120 publications and articles in local and national media. Her credits include coauthor of two bilingual books of haiku and poetry: Върхове под звездите / Tops under the Stars (2019) and Път през светове / Road through Worlds (2021). Her poetry may be found in national and international anthologies, including Temirqazyq—the Best Poet (Writer) of the World (Kazakhstan, 2019), the Atunis Galaxy Anthology for 2020 and 2021, and three anthologies of world gogyōshi (2019, 2020, 2021). She frequently serves on juries for national haiku competitions. Boianova serves on the editorial board of the journal Haiku Svyat (Хайку свят) and as chairwoman of Haiku Club Рlovdiv. She is also a member of the Union of Bulgarian Writers, the Bulgarian Haiku Union, United Haiku and Tanka Society, the World Haiku Association, and the World Nations Writers’ Union. She was listed among the European Top 100 most creative haiku authors for 2018, 2019, and 2020. She resides in Sofia and Plovdiv.


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Updated on September 1, 2021