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Borche  Panov  was  born  on  September  27,  1961  in  Radovish,
                                                               The Republic of North Macedonia. He graduated from the ''Sts.
                                                               Cyril  and  Methodius''  University  of  Skopje  in  Macedonian  and
                                                               South Slavic Languages (1986). He has been a member of the
                                                               “Macedonian  Writers’  Association”  since  1998.  He  has

                                                               published: a) poetry: “What did Charlie Ch. See from the Back
                                                               Side  of  the  Screen”  (1991),  “Cyclone  Eye”  (1995),  “Stop,
                                                               Charlie”  (2002),  “Tact”  (2006),  “The  Riddle  of  Glass”  (2008),
                                                               “Basilica  of  Writing”  (2010),  “Mystical  Supper”  (2012),  “Vdah”
                                                               (The Breathe of Life) (2014), “Human Silences” (2016), “Uhania”
                                                               (2017), “Shell” (2018); and several essays and plays:

                                                                                  Borche Panov

                       “The Fifth Season of the Year” (2000), “The Doppelgänger Town” (2011), “A Dead-end in the Middle
                      of  an  Alley”  (2002),  “Homo  Soapiens”  (2004),  “Catch  the  Sleep-walker”  (2005),  “Split  by  its  own
                      Nose”  (2006),  and  “Summertime  Cinema”  (2007).  He  has  also  poetry  books  published  in  other
                      languages:  “Particles  of  Hematite”  (2016  -  in  Macedonian  and  Bulgarian  language,  published  in

                      Bulgaria), “Vdah” (2017 – in Slovenian, published in Slovenia), “Balloon Shaving” (2018 – Serbian,
                      published in Serbia), “Fotostiheza” (“Photopoesis, 2019 – Bulgarian, published in Bulgaria), “Blood
                      that Juggles with 80000 Thoughts” (2021 in Croatian, published in Croatia).
                      His poetry was published in a number of anthologies, literary magazines and journals both at home
                      and  abroad,  and  his  works  are  translated  into  English,  Ukrainian,  Slovenian,  Bosnian,  Serbian,
                      Croatian,  Bulgarian,  French,  Catalonian,  Mongolian,  Uzbek,  Albanian,  Romanian,  Polish,  Italian,
                      Arabic, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Danish language.
                      Panov works as a Counselor for Culture and Education at the municipality of Radovish, and he is
                      also Arts Coordinator for the “International Karamanov’s Poetry Festival”, held in Radovish annually
                      (the first edition of the festival was in 1967).

                                     Poetry from Borche Panov is translated from Macedonian into English by
                                                             Daniela Andonovska-Trajkovska

                                                           LITTLE VIGIL LAMP

                          One day

                          when the colour of my hair
                          will turn into adornment on someone else’s face
                          and my eyes in someone else’s eyes will dream

                          I wonder –
                          Will they recognize the tremble of love
                          that like a lonely lantern at the end of the sky
                          will remain lit in the night –
                          little vigil lamp of the soul

                          that hovers over the shadows of a life...

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