Bulgarian Poets translate poetry to English for global readership.


Acclaimed Translator  and Artist  MIROSLAVA PANAYOTOVA  has since joined on global audience building strides   with Bulgarian prolific poet  and writer  VIOLETA BONCHEVA . Panayotova have been  translating  poetry and writings of  poets from across  the globe  and  in  this  installment ,  she has adapted  poems  by another Poet  BONCHEVA from  Bulgarian  into English  in order to reach international  readership  .  Both of them are  prolific  and artistic  personalities and  have published widely across  genres.PANAYOTOVA-graduated from Plovdiv University, specialized in Bulgarian philology. She has have published poems, stories, tales, aphorisms, essays, criticisms, translations, articles and interviews in periodical and collections. Panayotovas poetry booksincludes: Nuances, 1994, God of the senses, 2005, Whisper of leaves, 2017, Green feeling, 2018; two books with stories: An end, and then a beginning, 2017, The path of love, 2018; two eBooks: Laws of communications /aphorisms/, 2018, Old things /poetry/, 2018. She an ardent a member of the Union of the Independent Bulgarian Writers and a member of the International Association of Independent Writers “Sodrujestvo”.VIOLETA BONCHEVA is the author of the following books:”Wet Etude”, poetry – published by “Izblik” 1990.”Mirror“, poetry – ed. Litforum, 1995 “Invited moment, poetry” – ed. Palmyra ”, 1998“History of the disease”, prose – ed. “Silver Lion”, 1998“There will be no farewell”, poetry – Kota Publishing House, 2005 The Big Sombrero, bilingual, for children – Palmira Publishing House, 2003VIOLETA BONCHEVA is the author of the following books:“Wet Etude”, poetry – published by“Izblik” 1990.“Mirror”, poetry – ed. Litforum, 1995 “Invited moment, poetry” – ed. Palmyra ”, 1998“History of the disease”, prose – ed. “Silver Lion”, 1998“There will be no farewell”, poetry – Kota Publishing House, 2005 The Big Sombrero, bilingual, for children – Palmira Publishing House, 2003 “In the navel of the moon”, poetry, bilingual – ed. Domino, 2007 “Contemporary Mexican playwrights”, collection, translation, electronic – ed. “Liternet.bg”, 2010. TIME OF POET REPUBLIC is  rooted in the  values of Diversity , Inclusivity and Creativity . We feature English poems  by  Writer VIOLETA BONCHEVA  as translated by Poet ,  Artist and Translator  MIROSLAVA  PANAYOTAVA-( Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA).

Rokiah Hashim,Your Poetry carry with it that natural Verve of boldness.


ROKIAH HASHIM spews   hard to swallow truth to power to unrepentant warlords and, architects of decadence, demagogues of violence. Her rib- pricking verses are scythe spikes rattling consciences of supremacists wielding iron muscle to humanity. Her satiric hymns jabs into the pseudo-revolutionary evil-hardened flesh of war bandits butchering the earth day and night.  HASHIMs  defiant pen the spit of promise and that raw verve of boldness.  Her poetry is revolutionary, it is blessed with simplicity, verbal dexterity and lyrical prowess. ROKIAH HASHIM enjoys a long-lasting writing activism career, A Malaysian Poet Writer and Human Rights living in exile and always in search of human purity, justice and peace. TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC is proud to feature on its digital mats the Iconic Poet, Prolific Writer and Distinguished Human Rights Defender ROKIAH HASHIM – (Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA)

Violeta Boncheva ,Your Satire is deep, yet soft  like mountain drizzle.


TIME  OF THE POET REPUBLIC is  fast  becoming  a hot -spring of global talents. A    sizzling pot  of brimming  literary arts  stews and a gourd filled  poetry beverages . The art of poesy becomes our  healing  therapy as the entire earth  is writhing  in the agony of loss , death  , grief and pain under the oppressive  yoke  of COVID-19 . Groaning under  bondage of severe  mass black funerals experienced  in most  of  places of our wretched earth. We chant  in defiance , #BLACKLIVESMATTER. ENOUGH !. Last night  I met legendary writer , a multi-award wining poet, iconic literary arts figure  and a very important wordsmith  , Bulgarian Arts Luminary ,VIOLETA BONCHEVA.  Her words blaze the soul  like a  refined morning breeze . Her poetry  chills down fever  clutched souls  and as well  cools down naivety gripped hearts .The lines  softly  thrash on reader  like the serene  mountain drizzle , remember the  relief rainfall. Poetry heals.  BONCHEVA writes  simple but rhythm -packed   verses, yet  turgid with hope , promise , demise and pondering . Paradox.  She captures nature and natural beings in her poetry  like  photo-camera  clucking ,clicking  and clocking fame fervent  lives into its  insatiable film belly .  The imagery in here is historic and it  is the watermark of her poesy. VIOLETA is one doyen  literary arts culture ICON  to be featured on this grand  Poetry Art and  Internet based thicket . Legendary Artist   VIOLETA BONCHEVA was born  and bred  in Eastern European country , Bulgaria . She  is  a widely published  Author , Acclaimed Thespian and an Accomplished Poet. We all know that the sun rises from the East .And the eastern horizons are both spiritual and biblical. Art cannot be separated from spiritual consciousness .  BONCHEVA writes in her Bulgarian mother tongue . Her submissions  in the grandiose profile article are  translated  into English by  our one of great literary arts associates  Poet , educationist and Artist  MIROSLAVA PANAYOTOVA. Thumbs up to you again great Panayotova for introducing to  us  Legendary VIOLETA BONCHEVA. Our principles  remain those of  Diversity , Exclusivity and Creativity . Today  ,we  once again celebrate  Dexterity , prowess and excellence . We are gratified  and profoundly sincere  as we feature Iconic playwright , international renowned Writer, Resilient  Theatre Arts Curator ,Distinguished Scholar and Acclaimed poet  VIOLETA BONCHEVA.Salutations -( Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA).

TIME OF THE POET:Second Name of Earth is PEACE.


  MOTHER EARTH is broken from  incessant  decadent wars carelessly perpetuated by mindless ,vicious political imbeciles. Our natural wealth  plundered  by  greedy ,gluttonous   economic dare-devils, imbibing  crude oil and fresh blood .   Warlord-ism set the suns of our freedom, our earth is torn naked   . War is ravaging the beauty of African diamond fields ,We … Continue reading TIME OF THE POET:Second Name of Earth is PEACE.

Meet Judging Panel of the 2019 Freedom Voices Poetry Prize


 Brave Voices Poetry Journal 67: Paying Tribute to Unique Heroes and Heroines and their Uniqueness An Ode for Cadres of resistance ( Human Rights , anti-imperialistic , antiapartheid , freedom of expression , fight for political justice , right to economic justice and right to social inclusion) Ken Saro Wiwa for movement for the survival of Ogoni people ( Nigeria) Dedan Kimathi (Kenyan liberation struggle) Steve Biko (fighting inequalities in South African apartheid) Lookout Masuku (fighting for political justice in Zimbabwe) Charles Dambudzo Marechera (PenSlinger of Truth in Zimbabwe) Ambuya Nehanda (medium spirit of Chimurenga (war of liberation) in Zimbabwe) Ruth First (South African fighter for civil rights) Winnie Madikizela Mandela (Fighter for political and economic rights in South Africa) Itai Dzamara ( fighter for human rights and freedom of expression in Zimbabwe) Freedom Nyamubaya( gunslinger during war of liberation ,poet against dictatorship regime in Zimbabwe).

Freedom Voices Poetry Writing Prize 2019


An Ode for Cadres of resistance ( Human Rights , anti-imperialistic , anti apartheid , freedom of expression , fight for political justice , right to economic justice and right to social inclusion) Ken Saro Wiwa for movement for the survival of Ogoni people ( Nigeria) Dedan Kimathi (Kenyan liberation struggle) Steve Biko (fighting inequalities in South African apartheid) Lookout Masuku (fighting for political justice in Zimbabwe) Charles Dambudzo Marechera (PenSlinger of Truth in Zimbabwe) Ambuya Nehanda (medium spirit of Chimurenga (war of liberation) in Zimbabwe) Ruth First (South African fighter for civil rights) Winnie Madikizela Mandela (Fighter for political and economic rights in South Africa) Itai Dzamara ( fighter for human rights and freedom of expression in Zimbabwe) Freedom Nyamubaya( gunslinger during war of liberation ,poet against dictatorship regime in Zimbabwe)

Mama Africa is the Republik’ of Poetry (Brave Voices Poetry Journal 65)


Mother Africa survived the trauma of clanging chains of captivity during SLAVE TRADE , shackles of colonialism and winced from beatings of hard bolt nut clenched fists of apartheid. Children and grandchildren of Mother Africa watched helplessly her sorrowful dance to the acoustics of sufferance. Still , Africa remain resilient against beauty - smashing punches from kindred’s of neo-colonialism : global village, digital revolution and consumerism .Mama Africa’s groin is ripped apart by her triplets totalitarian regimes, economic malaise and moral decadence. Today Mother Africa of pyramids , Africa of Nefertiti , Africa of Lumumba , Africa of Mandela ,Africa of Kambarage , Africa of Lithium , Africa of diamond and Africa of uranium wallow in murky waters of poverty ,chronic civil wars and deadly epidemics .Young and established poets contributing to this Brave Voices Poetry Journal 65 Edition, AFRICA IS A POETRY REPUBLIC dipped pen tongues into dimples and crevices of our Mother Africa . The poetic tongues then spat their snort of satire and the saliva of paradox onto our mental inboxes. Tonight, we are pilgrims to the poetry gods and goddesses, we trudge through shrines of metaphor, altars of irony, mountains of hyperbole and forests of rhythm until we reach to the zenith of the POETRY REPUBLIC-Africa .( Editor of Brave Voices Poetry Journal).

MOZA IS OUR COUNTRY :Brave Voices Poetry Journal 64.


MOZA IS OUR COUNTRY : 2019 arrived with omens of bad luck of death, hunger and disease. Maybe Gods are angry or bad devils are at it again. The wings of Cyclone Idai, Satan’s angel washed away the soul, breath and glint of Moza. Moza twice died and was raised by our Gods of resilience. Today we are warming the heart of Moza with metaphors of hope and we also mourn the loss of those buried in unmarked cemeteries of IDAI and KENNETH. We write these messages to massage the bruised confidence of Moza and with the hope that Moza will rise again from cinders of despair. We are African griots grieving with you Comrade Moza in this moment of forced silence and we shall dance alongside at sun rise. We say to the people of Mozambique Together We Rise. To those souls and spirits wiped away by the devils wing, we say Rest in Peace and we implore the Gods to calm your anguished spirits. ALUTA CONTINUA, land of the brave. From Tete to Sofala, Maputo to Beira, Chimoio to Manica, Nampula to Gorongoza. We say MOZA is our country .ALUTA