poet, essayist, translator, publicist. Born 3rd June 1931 in the village of Lazaropole, Debar. Graduated from the Faculty of Medicine. Was a member of the Executive Council of Macedonia, Director of the newspaper “Nova Makedonija” and “Vardar film” in Skopje, vice-president of the Commission for foreign cultural relations, President of the Macedonian Writers’ Association (two terms), President of the Council of the Struga Poetry Evenings Festival (1966/1967 and 1978/1979). Member of the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Member of the Macedonian P.E.N.Centre. Member of the Macedonian Writers’ Association since 1956.
Works: Reflections (poetry, 1955), The Vardar (poetry,1958), Samuil (poetry,1963), Insubordination (poetry,1964), Stony (poetry, 1972), Secret words (poetry, 1975), Love words (poetry, 1980), A family tree (poetry,1981), Blue poem (poetry,1984), A voice of the past (a publication of literary – historical and political nature, 1986), Unnamed (poetry, 1988), Fettered time (articles and commentaries, 1991), Between life and omens (essays, 1991), Providence (poetry, 1995), The eye, lights (essays, 1996), Compiler of the following anthologies: “The holy land of the word” (an anthology of Yiddish poetry) and “Orpheus and Jesus” (biblical motifs in contemporary Macedonian prose (2000). Selections of his poetry, in separate books, have been published in Albania, Greece, Russia, Turkey, Italy, Germany, Great Britain, India. Translates world poetry and essay writing.
Awards include: “Miladinov brothers”, “11th October”, “Koco Racin”, “Goceva povelba”, also the international award “Premio Europa” for best poem.
Ante Popovski has passed away in Autumn 2003.