Katerina Stoykova Klemer

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in Bourgas, Bulgaria


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Katerina Stoykova-Klemer is the author of the bilingual poetry book, The Air around the Butterfly (Fakel Express, 2009), which won the 2010 Pencho’s Oak award, given annually to recognize literary contribution to contemporary Bulgarian culture. Her English language chapbook, The Most was published by Finishing Line Press in 2010. Katerina’s poems have appeared in publications throughout the US and Europe, including The Louisville Review, Margie, Adirondack Review and others.

Katerina is the founder and leader of poetry and prose groups in Lexington, Kentucky. She hosts Accents – a radio show for literature, art and culture on WRFL, 88.1 FM, Lexington. In January 2010, Katerina launched Accents Publishing – an independent press for brilliant

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The Season of Delicate Hunger is a 334-page collection of contemporary Bulgarian poetry, containing 197 translations of works by 32 Bulgarian authors. All of these authors are alive, writing and actively participating in the Bulgarian poetry scene. They represent a diversity of talent, ranging in age from 72 to 21, with each at a unique stage of his or... Read more of this blog post »
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The Apple Who Wanted to Become a Pinecone (Poetry)
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Description: A poem from my bilingual book, "The Air around the Butterfly / Въздухът около пеперудата"

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Птичка на перваза / Bird on a Window Sill by Katerina Stoykova-Klemer
“One doesn't simply grieve the loss of a relationship. One grieves the loss of the possible future, as well as the wiping-out of the past.”
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Птичка на перваза / Bird on a Window Sill by Katerina Stoykova-Klemer
“If a woman tells you how to make love to her, believe her.”
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Deflection by Roberta Beary
"The cover art by Kevin Beary sets the tone for the reader. It reminds me of a color coded map of a brain. Roberta Beary lets you see all the connections in her brain synapses through her poetry. In this thin volume you have free verse, haiku/senry..." Read more of this review »
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НО ПОЕЗИЯ, бр. 1 by Petja Heinrich
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The Season of Delicate Hunger Anthology of Contemporary Bulga... by Katerina Stoykova-Klemer
"Много добре свършена работа!"
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“Moving on is easy. It's staying moved on that's trickier.”
Katerina Stoykova Klemer

“There is no beauty in sadness. No honor in suffering. No growth in fear. No relief in hate. It’s just a waste of perfectly good happiness.”
Katerina Stoykova Klemer

“If pain doesn't lead to humility, you have wasted your suffering.”
Katerina Stoykova Klemer

“How to Write a Poem

Catch the air
around the butterfly.”
Katerina Stoykova Klemer, The Air Around the Butterfly / Въздухът около пеперудата

“You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.”
Saul Bellow

“The road to hell is paved with adverbs.”
Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”
Benjamin Franklin

“Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.”
John Steinbeck

25x33 Q&A with Katerina Klemer — 1 member — last activity Jan 30, 2010 03:23AM
...January 30, 2010 to March 01, 2010...
30273 Lexington NYRB Group — 27 members — last activity Oct 29, 2011 08:19PM
NYRB Reading Group at the Lexington Public Library! We meet the third Wednesday of every month at the Central Library (140 E. Main St.) to discuss a s ...more
32555 THE TORONTO QUARTERLY — 57 members — last activity Nov 27, 2010 12:21PM
The Toronto Quarterly is a literary and arts journal. To date, we have published six print issues which can be purchased online here http://www.lulu.c ...more
32749 Goodreads Official Events — 112 members — last activity Apr 20, 2010 05:57PM
This is the group for official Goodreads events, including book swaps, pub crawls, and anything else that Goodreads sponsors.
51888 Аз чета — 1350 members — last activity 18 hours, 29 min ago
Това е група за хората, за които да заявят "Аз чета" е повод за гордост.
25x33 Frankfort KY Bookworms — 11 members — last activity Apr 13, 2013 05:10AM
A reading group that will look at all genres, democratically pick a book a month to read, and will meet at KY Coffeetree Cafe or another public venue ...more
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Katerina Klemer My pleasure! Thank you!

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I would have loved to participate in the give-away of your book but geography sadly doesn't allow it ...

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