The page of Tasevski - Eternijan, Jovica, English biography
Jovica Tasevski - Eternijan (b. 1976, Skopje) is a distinguished Macedonian poet, literary critic and essayist. He won The Enchanting Poet Award for excellent contribution in poetry writing, given by The Enchanting Verses Literary Review. He graduated from the Comparative Literature Department of Blazhe Koneski, Faculty of Philology in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. Works in St. Clement of Ohrid, National and University Library - Skopje. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Stremezh literary magazine and a consultant in The Other Voices International Project - an anthology of world poetry, included in the World Poetry Directory of UNESCO.
Renowned Macedonian poet and literary critic, Eftim Kletnikov, into his preface to book of Eternijan’s selected poems, Syntax of the Light, wrote that this author's poems "demand from the reader not only logic, but also intuitive efforts to unlock it, since Eternijan obviously uses Mallarme's principle: not to denominate, but to suggest the name, which deepens the secret as the primary object of poetry and strengthens the metaphysical quality of the poem". Prominent Macedonian poet, critic and essayist Sande Stojchevski in his review of the J. T. Eternijan’s book Heavenly Guards estimates that this author "address his lyrical letter to the high aristocracy of readership".
His poetry has appeared in many literary magazines in Macedonia and abroad; it is represented in a number of anthologies and has been translated into several languages.
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