Zoran Anchevski is a university professor, poet, translator and essayist. He has published eight books of poetry, edited several poetry and short story anthologies in English, and translated major British and American poets and prose writers into Macedonian. His poetry has been translated into twenty languages and has won several awards including the international “Giacomo Leopardi” award (2004) in Italy. He has also published a number of essays, reviews, and a book-length study in literary theory and criticism. He is a member of the Macedonian Writers’ Union, twice secretary of the Macedonian P.E.N., and former president of the Organizing Board of the renowned Struga International Poetry Festival (2002‒2007).