Today marks 28 years since Blazhe Koneski’s death


The country marks 28 years since the death of Blazhe Koneski, one of the most prominent Macedonian cultural figures, writer, top poet and scientist, whose creative research has given great results in Macedonian literature, grammar and history of the Macedonian language and in the field of the cultural history of the Macedonian people.

He was the first president of the Macedonian Writers’ Association, first president of the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts, laureate of the Struga Poetry Evenings. He was born in the village of Nebregovo near Prilep on Dec. 19, 1921.

His most famous collections of poetry are: Mostot, Pesni, Zemjata i ljubovta, Vezilka, Zapisi, Chesmite, Stari i novi pesni, Seizmograf, among others.

Blazhe Koneski won a number of literary prizes such as: the AVNOJ prize, the Njegoš prize, the Golden Wreath (“Zlaten Venec”) of the Struga Poetry Evenings, the Award of the Writer’s Union of the USSR, Herder Prize and others.

The Faculty of Philology at the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje is named after Blazhe Koneski.

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