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Famous Poets from Bulgaria

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List of notable or famous poets from Bulgaria, with bios and photos, including the top poets born in Bulgaria and even some popular poets who immigrated to Bulgaria. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Bulgarian poets then this list is the perfect resource for you. These poets are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known poet from Bulgaria is included when available.

List includes Ivan Vazov, Pavel Tsvetkov, more.

This historic poets from Bulgaria list can help answer the questions "Who are some Bulgarian poets of note?" and "Who are the most famous poets from Bulgaria?" These prominent poets of Bulgaria may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Bulgarian poets.

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  • Elisaveta Bagryana (Bulgarian: Елисавета Багряна) (16 April, 1893 – 23 March, 1991), born Elisaveta Lyubomirova Belcheva (Bulgarian: Елисавета Любомирова Белчева), was a Bulgarian poet who wrote her first verses while living with her family in Veliko Tarnovo in 1907–08. She, along with Dora Gabe (1886–1983), is considered one of the "first ladies of Bulgarian women's literature". She was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature three times....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 97 (1893-1991)
    • Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Georgi Gospodinov (Bulgarian: Георги Господинов; born January 7, 1968 in Yambol) is a poet, writer and playwright based in Sofia, Bulgaria. One of the most translated Bulgarian authors after 1989, he has four poetry books awarded with national literary prizes. First of them, Lapidarium (1992), won the National Debut Prize. Volumes of his selected poetry came out in German, Portuguese, Czech, Macedonian. Gospodinov became internationally known by his Natural novel, which was published in 21 languages, including English (Dalkey Archive Press, 2005), German, French, Spanish, Italian, etc. The New Yorker described it as an “anarchic, experimental debut”, according to The Guardian, it is “both...  more
    • Age: 53
    • Birthplace: Yambol, Bulgaria
  • Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domain
    Hristo Smirnenski (Bulgarian: Христо Смирненски), born Hristo Izmirliev, (September 17, 1898, OS - June 18, 1923) was a Bulgarian poet and prose writer who joined the Bulgarian Communist Party and whose works championed socialist ideals in a light-hearted and humane style. He died at the age of 25, leaving a well regarded body of work produced over a mature career of only three years....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 24 (1898-1923)
    • Birthplace: Kilkis, Greece
  • Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domain
    Ivan Minchov Vazov (Bulgarian: Иван Минчов Вазов) (June 27, 1850 OS – September 22, 1921) was a Bulgarian poet, novelist and playwright, often referred to as "the Patriarch of Bulgarian literature". He was born in Sopot, a town in the Rose Valley of Bulgaria (then part of the Ottoman Empire). The works of Ivan Vazov reveal two historical epochs - the Bulgarian Renaissance and the Post-Liberation (from Ottoman Empire rule) epoch. Ivan Vazov holds the highest honorary title of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Academician. He acted as Education and People Enlightenment Minister from September 7, 1897 until January 30, 1899, representing the People's Party....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 71 (1850-1921)
    • Birthplace: Sopot, Yuzhen tsentralen, Bulgaria