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Yves Bonnefoy, France’s most famous contemporary poet and winner of the “Golden Wreath” of SPE in 1999

  Yves Bonnefoy, the most famous contemporary French poet, also an art critic and translator, died Friday at the age of 93. Yves Bonnefoy, (born June 24, 1923, Tours, France) perhaps the most important French poet of the latter half of the 20th century. Bonnefoy was also a respected critic, scholar, and translator. Bonnefoy’s father was a railroad employee, his…

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Addressing of Margaret Atwood, laureate of the Golden Wreath Award 2016

What a wonderful surprise to have been chosen for this year’s Golden Wreath Award, and to be able to attend the extraordinary Struga Poetry Evenings! I am deeply honoured to be included in a group of such distinguished poets – among them a number of old friends, some no longer alive, and among them too many poets I consider to…

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Margaret Atwood is laureate of the “Golden Wreath” Award for 2016

Margaret Atwood  is is laureate of the “Golden Wreath” Award of Struga Poetry Evenings for 2016 Margaret Atwood Biography Margaret Atwood was born in 1939 in Ottawa, and grew up in northern Ontario and Quebec, and in Toronto. She received her undergraduate degree from Victoria College at the University of Toronto and her master’s degree from Radcliffe College. Margaret Atwood…

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The 54th Struga Poetry Evenings end with poetry from world-renown poetic names at the “Bridges” manifestation

The sounds of poetry from world poetic names for the 54th time have spread across poetic Struga. The traditional international poetic meeting “Bridges”, where the “Golden Wreath”, “Brothers Miladinov” and “Bridges of Struga” Awards were given, traditionally takes place at the Bridge of Poetry on the outflow of the Crn Drim river on the 30th of August, thus marking the…