Stories on a Map

Stobi and other Haiku

Katica Kulavkova



Stobi large


A desecrated altar.

Set in the east

to face west.





The light stamped

on this shield

blinded the world.





An alcove made

for early dawns and

early sunsets.




Golem Grad

Ruins. Where history

has a starting point

and a point to end.


© 2014 Katica Kulavkova
Stobi: Stotosenik
Alshar: Miho Pesic
Stenje: Pietro Crincoli
Golem Grad: Bjankuloski

Katica KulavkovaKatica Kulavkova was born in Veles, Macedonia, and is a poet, essayist and writer of short stories. She studied literature at the University of “Cyril and Methodius” in Skopje, at the Sorbonne and at the University of Zagreb. She has published more than twenty books of poetry as well as two collections of short stories, one play and forty other books. Her poetry has been translated into various languages and she has received numerous Macedonian literary awards. Katica is Professor of the Theory of Literature, Literary Hermeneutics and Creative Writing at the University of Skopje, a member of the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Art, a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts and a Vice President of PEN International. Katica lives in Skopje and is married with one son. When not working, she enjoys astrology and photography.