Jovan Koteski (1932-2001)

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      A poet. Born on the 14th of January 1932 in the village of Prisovjani, near Struga. Died on the 12th of July 2001. Finished secondary education. Worked as a journalist with Nova Makedonija. Was President of the Council of the Struga Poetry Evenings Festival. Member of the Macedonian Writers’ Association since 1956.

Published works: A Smile Before Dawn (1958), Land and Passion (1958), Evil Times (1963), Heaviness (1965), Peplosija (1966), Shadows (1972), Green Gates (1975), Heraklea (1978), Sea-boards (1981), Wakes and Dreams (1982), A Chandelier (1983), Fruits (1984), A Title Deed (1985), Live Fire (1990), Grindstone of the Sun (1990), Shivers (1991), A Mouse with Binoculars (poetry for children, 1991), A Plough Handle (1992), Evil Times (1992), A Cradle (1994), Loneliness (1994), Festivity (bibliographical edition - manuscript, 1995), A Searcher (narrative poem, 1995), A Lattice (1996), Machine-gun Fire (2000).

Awards include: “Kočo Racin”, “Narcisa”, “Aco Shopov”, “Grigor Prličev" (for a poem), and “Miladinov Brothers”.