"Listen carefully. . . . She has something to say."Joseph Brodsky
"Tzveta Sofronieva's poetry sparkles. Her memories go from Homer and Dostoyevski to Charlie Chaplin's dance steps. Above all Sofronieva is a mythological poet. Each narration is a Cavafian voyage, never completed in order to wonder. The lucent version by Chantal Wright captures the verse and fluid images of Sofronieva's poetryWillis Barnstone, judge
Tzveta Sofronieva was born in Sofia in 1963 and lives in Berlin, Germany. She is the author of eight poetry books and a short story collection, and was the winner of the first Cliff Becker Prize for Translation. This bilingual English/German collection is Sofronieva's first in the Untied States.
Chantal Wright is an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.