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                     Peer-reviewed journal

Igor Isakovski




IGOR ISAKOVSKI (1970 – 2014), poet, prose writer, translator, editor. BA in World and Comparative Literature, Sts. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia. MA in Gender and Culture, CEU, Budapest, Hungary. He was the founder and director of the Cultural Institution Blesok where he worked as the editor-in-chief from 1998 until 2014.

Published books: Letters (1991, novel), Black Sun (1992, poetry), Explosions, Pregnant Moon, Eruptions... (1993, short stories), Vulcan – Earth – (1995, poetry), – Sky (1996, 2000, poetry), Engravings, Blues Phone Booth (2001, prose etchings), Sandglass (2002, short stories), Way Down in the Hole (poetry, 2004), Swimming in the Dust (2005, 2010, novel, award Prose Masters2005), Blues Phone Booth II (2006, prose etchings, awarded 2007 annual prize for best visual-graphic design of a printed book), Interning for a Saint (poetry, 2008), The Night Is Darkest Before the Dawn (poetry, 2009, unique award winner of the 4th Belgrade Poetry and Book Festival in 2010), Vulcano – Earth – Sky (poetry, 2010), Love Poem (poetry, 2011), Death Has Seaweed Hair (poetry, 2013) So Yes (poetry, 2015).

Selections and translations in other languages: – Sky (poetry in English, 1996, 2000), Sejanje smeha (Sowing of Laughter, selected poetry in Serbian and Macedonian, 2003), I & Tom Waits (selected poetry in English and Macedonian, 2003), Sandglass (short stories in English, 2003), I to je život (That's Life Too, new and selected poetry, published in Montenegro, 2007), Iz bliskov in ognja (From Glitters and Fire, new and selected poetry in Slovenian, 2011),Pjesčani sat (Sandglass, short stories in Croatian, 2012), Dlanovi puni srče / Дланки полни срча (new and selected poetry in Serbian and Macedonian, 2013), Светлината ве чека на рецепција / The Light Awaits You at Reception (selected and new poetry in Macedonian and English, 2013).

Isakovski edited four anthologies (the latest is the bilingual Six Macedonian Poets, published by ARC publications, UK, 2011) and two CD-ROMs.

Translated poetry, prose, and essays from and into Macedonian, English, Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Montenegrin, and from Slovenian into Macedonian. There are more than 60 published books in his translation into Macedonian.

His poetry and prose works were translated into sixteen languages and published in about twenty countries. He was included in a vast number of selections and anthologies in Macedonia and abroad.


Books by Igor Isakovski published by Blesok:


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Дека да

The last book of poetry by Igor Isakovski, eBook, in Macedonian.  

 



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So Yes

The last book of poetry by Igor Isakovski (2015) 

Edition Borea, book 36 



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Package 21

Three books of poetry by Igor Isakovski 

• Death Has Seaweed Hair

• The Light Awaits You at Reception

• Poems from the Big Room

 

 

 


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Песни од големата соба

Poetry by Igor Isakovski, eBook, in Macedonian.



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Poems from the Big Room

Poetry by Igor Isakovski (2014) 

Edition Borea, book 34


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Fuck you, Isakovski!

Black t-shirt with inscription.


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Package 17

Edition EvaTas, 2013

• Mile Stojić: "I Love the Ones They Spit On"
• Igor Isakovski: "The Light Awaits You at Reception"
• Todd Swift: "Ballad of the Solitary Diner"


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Светлината ве чека на рецепција / The Light Awaits You at Reception

Selected poetry by Igor Isakovski, in Macedonian and English. (2013) 

Translated from Macedonian by the author, edited by the author and Rumena Bužarovska. 

Edition EvaTas, book 14

take lots of water,
as if you are taking me,
and go to bed full of us.


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Светлината ве чека на рецепција

Selected poetry by Igor Isakovski, eBook, in Macedonian. 

take lots of water,
as if you are taking me,
and go to bed full of us.


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The Light Awaits You at Reception

Selected poetry by Igor Isakovski, eBook, in English. 

Translated from Macedonian by the author, edited by the author and Rumena Bužarovska. 

take lots of water,
as if you are taking me,
and go to bed full of us.


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Смртта има коса од морска трева

Poetry by Igor Isakovski, eBook, in Macedonian.


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Death Has Seaweed Hair

Poetry by Igor Isakovski (2013) 

Edition Borea, book 30


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Blues говорница II

Second – expanded – edition of Blues Phone Boot, by Igor Isakovski, eBook, in Macedonian and partly in English. 

Annual prize for best visual-graphic design of a printed book. 


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Package 05

Three books by Igor Isakovski 

• The Night Is Darkest Before the Dawn (poetry)
• Swimming in the Dust (novel)
• Vulcan – Earth – Sky (poetry)


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Љубовна

Poetry by Igor Isakovski, eBook, in Macedonian.


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Вулкан – Земја – Небо

Poetry by Igor Isakovski, eBook, in Macedonian.


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Пливање во прашина

Novel by Igor Isakovski, eBook, in Macedonian.

"Prose Masters Award" 2006

Isakovski’s novel is a proof not only of sublimed experience that either breaks of restores the human being, but also of the power of the author to turn this experience of his into a fictional endeavor.


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Ноќта е најтемна пред разденување

Poetry by Igor Isakovski, eBook, in Macedonian.


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Сеење на смеата

Poetry by Igor Isakovski, eBook, in Macedonian.


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Јас и Tom Waits

Poetry by Igor Isakovski, eBook, in Macedonian.


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Блесок - избор: Морфеј.02

Selected poetry, editor: Igor Isakovski, eBook, in Macedonian.


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Блесок - избор: Морфеј.01

Selected poetry, editor: Igor Isakovski, eBook, in Macedonian.


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Блесок - избор: Ернест

Selected stories, editor: Igor Isakovski, eBook, in Macedonian.


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Blesok - selection: Morpheus.02

Selected poetry, editor: Igor Isakovski, eBook, in English.


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Blesok - selection: Morpheus.01

Selected poetry, editor: Igor Isakovski, eBook, in English.


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Blesok - selection: Ernest

Selected stories, editor: Igor Isakovski, eBook, in English.


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Sejanje smeha

Poetry by Igor Isakovski, eBook, in Serbian.


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Sandglass

Short-stories by Igor Isakovski, eBook, in English.

Translated by Richard Gaughran.


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Стажирајќи за светец

36 love poems (1995-2001) by Igor Isakovski, eBook, in Macedonian.


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Длабоко во дупката

Poetry by Igor Isakovski, eBook, in Macedonian.


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Експлозии, трудна месечина, ерупции...

Short stories by Igor Isakovski, eBook, in Macedonian.


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Црно сонце

Poetry by Igor Isakovski, eBook, in Macedonian.


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Писма

Novel by Igor Isakovski, eBook, in Macedonian.


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Песочен часовник

Short-stories by Igor Isakovski, eBook, in Macedonian.


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– Небо

Poetry by Igor Isakovski, eBook, in Macedonian.


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– Sky

Poetry by Igor Isakovski, eBook, in English.


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I & Tom Waits

Poetry by Igor Isakovski, eBook, in English.

Translated by the author.
Proof-read by Elizabeta Bakovska.


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Love

Poetry by Igor Isakovski (2011) 

Edition Borea, book 28 


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Vulcan - Earth - Sky

Poetry by Igor Isakovski (2010)

Edition Borea, book 26 


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Swimming in the Dust

Novel by Igor Isakovski (2010)

Edition s.r., book 09

"Prose Masters Award" 2006 

Isakovski’s novel is a proof not only of sublimed experience that either breaks of restores the human being, but also of the power of the author to turn this experience of his into a fictional endeavor.


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The Night Is Darkest Before the Dawn

Poetry by Igor Isakovski (2009)

Edition Borea, book 23 


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Interning for a Saint

36 love poems (1995-2001) by Igor Isakovski (2008)

Published by IWM


Edition unsorted, book 03  


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Blues Phone Boot II

Second – expanded – edition of Blues Phone Boot, by Igor Isakovski (2006)

Edition unsorted, book 01

Annual prize for best visual-graphic design of a printed book. 



Blesok no. 01, March, 1998
      prose: Waiting for the Letter from the Girl I Love

Blesok no. 03, June-July, 1998
      sound, reviews: Bodan Arsovski: Details

Blesok no. 05, October-November, 1998
      sound, reviews: Interview with Risto Vrtev

Blesok no. 06, January, 1999
      poetry: Pieces
      sound, reviews: Interview with Gorazd Čapovski

Blesok no. 07, February-March, 1999
      sound, reviews: Nikola Dimushevski: Details

Blesok no. 09, June-July, 1999
      sound, reviews: The Echo of the Light Guitar

Blesok no. 100, September, 2015
      poetry: from So Yes poetry collection "Дека да"
      prose: The balcony was as long as the room
      prose: Swimming in the Dust

Blesok no. 10-11, August-November, 1999
      prose: The Death of the Fox
      sound, reviews: Give Yourself a Hand!

Blesok no. 12, January, 2000
      sound, reviews: The Sound of Morcheeba

Blesok no. 13, February-March, 2000
      sound, reviews: Papa Is a Junkey - A Story On Devotion

Blesok no. 26, May-June, 2002
      essays: My Balkans

Blesok no. 34, September-October, 2003
      prose: Sandglass

Blesok no. 44, September-October, 2005
      reviews: The Painful Shape of Truth

Blesok no. 50, September-October, 2006
      reviews: Eyes wide open: smiling with a tear in the eye

Blesok no. 61-62, July-October, 2008
      reviews: The Manifesto of Montage and Non-Conformist

Blesok no. 63, November-December, 2008
      prose: The Dancer’s Haik

Blesok no. 65, March-April, 2009
      prose: A Warm Quiet Place

Blesok no. 69, November-December, 2009
      poetry: The Night Is Darkest Before the Dawn

Blesok no. 71-73, March-August, 2010
      prose: Swimming in the Dust
      sound, reviews: Music, poems and lyrics in “Swimming in the Dust”






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