You are cordially invited to the North American Premiere of The Air around the Butterfly / Въздухът около пеперудата. Katerina Stoykova-Klemer will read poems in English and Bulgarian, answer questions, and sign books. Refreshments will be provided.
251 West Second Street
Katerina Stoykova-Klemer's first book, The Air Around the Butterfly, is a bilingual collection of poetry, with each poem appearing side by side in both Bulgarian and English. Originally written in English, each work has been translated by the author into her native Bulgarian. The collection is comprised of three sections: My Mother Was Going to War, E. T. and I Phone Home, and The Apple Who Wanted to Become a Pinecone.
Katerina Stoykova was born in
Katerina Stoykova ’s „The Air around the Butterfly “ is lapidary poetry, even ascetic, without excessive wordiness and stylization; poetry that intrinsically creates its own form, like an authentic confession peering into itself and into the world … Katerina Stoykova ’s American poetry is also Bulgarian, not only because it is translated by its author into Bulgarian ,but also because it introduces us to the artistic self-awareness of a new breed of Bulgarians.