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Vessislava Savova

Vessislava Savova, 2021

Vessislava Savova (born Vessislava Lyubomirova Savova [Bulgarian Cyrillic: Весислава Любомирова Савова], September 19, 1969, Sofia, Bulgaria). Bulgarian poet, tutor, translator, and poet writing in Bulgarian and English. She served as a judge in the JAL Foundation Children’s Haiku Contest and the Maya Lyubenova International Haiku Contest. She is a member of the Bulgarian Haiku Union, PEN Bulgaria, and the editorial board of the online magazine Нова асоциална поезия (New Asocial Poetry). Savova was coauthor of Кибритени лодки / Matchbox Boats / Лодки из спичечных коробков (2014), a trilingual haiku collection, and coauthor and translator into English of Капризи / Whimsies (2018), a rengay collection. Her works have been published in FrogpondModern HaikuAtlas PoeticaAsahi Haikuist Network as well as international journals and anthologies. She has won recognition for her work in the 4th Annual Columbia River Reader 2011 Haiku Contest, the 4th Vladimir Devidé Haiku Award, 2014; the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, 2014; the Golden Haiku Contest, 2016 and 2019; and the Haiku Special at the 3rd Japan-Russia Haiku Contest as well as competitions at the World Haiku Review (2012–2021) and DIOGEN Pro Culture Magazine for Culture, Art, Science and Education (2013). Savova resides in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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Updated on September 25, 2022