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Pub Date: 12/01/2015

Pages: 144

Trim: 5 x 8

Publisher: Zephyr Press

Imprint: Zephyr Press

ISBN 13: 9781938890109

ISBN 10: 1938890108

Price: / $19.99 CAN$15.00

Category: POETRY / European / General


By Moikom Zeqo, Anastas Kapurani, Wayne Miller

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About the Book

Zodiac is a bilingual sequence of poems loosely organized around the signs of the zodiac, which considers the turn of the millennium, the history of Albania and the Adriatic region, and the author's place in the universe as he confronts his own mortality and his decision to remain in his homeland after the fall of communism.

Born in Durrës, Albania, in 1949, Moikom Zeqo is the author of more than a dozen books of poetry and fiction, as well as numerous monographs on Albanian history, literature, and culture. He served as Albania's minister of culture and directed the National Historical Museum in Tirana.

About the Book

A bilingual poem sequence by one of Albania's most famous poets that explores identity, history, and mythology after Communism's fall.


MOIKOM ZEQO, born in Durrës, Albania, in 1949, is the author of numerous volumes of poetry, novels, story collections, scholarly articles, and children's books. Albania's former Minister of Culture, Zeqo currently lives in Tirana, where for a number of years he directed the National Historical Museum, and where he now works as a freelance writer and journalist. WAYNE MILLER is the author of a book of poems, Only the Senses Sleep (New Issues 2006), and co-editor of the forthcoming anthology, The New European Poets (Graywolf 2007/8). He teaches at the University of Central Missouri, where he co-edits Pleiades: A Journal of New Writing.