TZVETA SOFRONIEVA (b. Sofia) is the author of twenty collections of poetry, short stories, essays and theatre texts. She lives in Berlin and writes in Bulgarian and German. “Listen carefully. She has something to say” (J. Brodsky).
Her work also encompasses literary installations, among which Borrowed Pillows (Lille, 2011) and My Cyborg Identity (Boston, 2012). She is the editor of intercultural collections such as Forbidden Words and 11.9. Web Streaming Poetry and the curator of The Knowledge of Poetry Series (Berlin, 2015). As physicist and historian of science by education, she has a Ph.D. in Philosophy and attended a master class with Joseph Brodsky in 1992. She has been Writer-in-Residence at the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart (1996), KulturKontakt Wien (2003), Villa Aurora, Los Angeles (2005), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2012) and other. Among her publications are the poetry collections A Hand Full of Water (White Pine Press, 2012), Landschaften, Ufer (Landscapes, Shores), Hanser, 2013, the translingual Anthroposcene, Hochroth, 2017, Прегърнати от мъглата (Embraced by the Fog), Fo, 2018 and Reflections in a Well, Paekakariki, 2018. Her work has received a Poetry Award of the Bulgarian Academy of Science (1988) and the Adelbert-von-Chamisso Förderpreis (2009), a PEN American Translation Fund Award (2009) and the Cliff Becker Prize (2012) and has been translated into French, English, Hungarian, Finnish, Dutch, Japanese, Serbian, Uzbek and Spanish.