Katica Kulavkova

Katica Kulavkova (born 1951) is a Macedonian writer and academic. She has published over forty books, including twenty collections of poetry. Kulavkova is a professor in the philology faculty at the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje and a vice president of the literary organization PEN International.[1][2][3]

Katica Kulavkova
Photograph of Katica Kulavkova
Born1951 (age 69–70)
Other namesKata Ќulavkova, Катица Ќулавкова‏
OccupationPoet, writer, academic


Katica (Kata) Kulavkova was born in Veles, People's Republic of Macedonia in 1951. She received her B.A. and M.A. from the Sts. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje and her Ph.D., in 1986, from the University of Zagreb.[4]

Kulavkova's career has focused on Macedonian poetic language. Her first scholarly work was Figurative Speech in Macedonian Poetry, published in 1984.[5] Currently, she is a professor of theory of literature and literary hermeneutics at the University of Skopje.

She previously served as president of the Macedonian chapter of PEN International and has been a member of the Macedonian Writers’ Association since 1978.[6] She has been a member of the Macedonian Academy of Arts and Science since 2003.[7] As of 2019 Kulavkova is also an executive committee member of the International Association for Semiotic Studies.[8]

Works available in EnglishEdit

  • Contemporary Macedonian Poetry, ed. Ewsald Osers (Forest, 1991)[5]
  • New European Poets, eds. Wayne Miller and Kevin Prufer (Graywolf Press, 2008)[9]
  • Interpretations: European Research Project for Poetics & Hermeneutics, eds. Katica Ḱulavkova and Nataša Avramovska (Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 2009)
  • Six Macedonian Poets, ed. Igor Isakovski (Arc Publications, 2011) - bilingual anthology featuring Kulavkova alongside Elizabeta Bakovska, Lidija Dimkovska, Bogomil Gjuzel, Igor Isakovski, and Jovica Ivanovski[10]


  1. ^ "Katica Kulavkova". Fekt - Fund for Cultural Education and Heritage. 14 December 2016. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  2. ^ "PEN Presidents and Vice Presidents". PEN International. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  3. ^ Livezeanu, Irina (2007). Women and Gender in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Eurasia: A Comprehensive Bibliography, Volume 1. M. E. Sharpe. pp. 384–385. ISBN 0765624443. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Katica (Kata) Kulavkova". Diversity. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  5. ^ a b Segel, Harold B. (2003). The Columbia Guide to the Literatures of Eastern Europe Since 1945: Albania (and Kosovo), Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, German Democratic Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia (and Montenegro), Slovakia, Slovenia. Columbia University Press. p. 284. ISBN 9780231114042. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Katica Kulavkova". Blesok. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Kata Kulavkova (Macedonia)". Arc Publications. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  8. ^ "IASS/AIS Executive Committee Members 2017-2019". IASS-AIS. 10 March 2010. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  9. ^ Miller, Wayne; Prufer, Kevin (2008). "New European poets". WorldCat. Graywolf Press. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  10. ^ "Six Macedonian Poets". Arc Publications. Retrieved 1 May 2019.

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