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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…

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Portrait of the laureate Bei Dao at church “Saint Sophia” in Ohrid

The verses of the “Golden Wreath” recipient of the 54th Struga Poetry Evenings, the Chinese poet Bei Dao on the 29th of August were heard in the “Sveta Sofija” Church in Ohrid, which stands as a symbol of the spirituality of this ancient city. In an authentic atmosphere in this holy temple, where traditionally the work of the laureate is…