Petar Plamenov (Bulgarian Cyrillic: Петър Пламенов; born February 27, 1978, Sofia, Bulgaria), critic, writer and poet. Holds a Master's degree in literary studies and culture and a PhD in philosophy and aesthetics. Works as an associate professor at St. Kliment Ohridski Sofia University. Plamenov conducts research in the fields of philosophy, aesthetics, and literary criticism and also publishes fiction, poetry, and haiku in Bulgarian, and international journals and anthologies. Plamenov has created a series of multimedia haiku performances and plays, including “The Tree of Hot Desires“ (2002), ”Drunk Cherries” (2003), "The Road” (2005), and ”Invention of Hope“ (2011). A member of the Bulgarian Philosophical Society and a founding member of the Bulgarian Haiku Club in 2000, he resides in Sofia.