The Creative Section (Vol. 5, No. 1) is on its way and will be published by the end of May, 2024.




-       Zvonko Taneski (North Macedonia)


Before I read the poem at the festival they warned me that

Here one can become a star. In no doubt, post festum.

Several performances, I thought, so that one can create even a sky,

Adorned with stars. Constellation that shimmers.


That’s right: applause from the audience will carry you away,

It will inspire you (expression of time, right?!)

It will raise you up to the pedestal. Then you’ll charge tickets with consumption

(or wine tasting) in your sky.

It wouldn’t be just whichever event for the others,

You’ll become a privileged individual with mystic character.

Suspicious one for the higher authorities, one of the chosen few.

Because even the sky (honestly) is a mystery,

Unprecedented miracle. Quick escape, filled with risks.

Returning to the stage of our acne.


Before leaving the sky you’ll return the ticket to the smile.


Revenge lies at the bottom of the wine glass – tit for tat.


(Translated by AnaLazarova)