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Prof.Dr.Sc. Ivan Djeparoski

Poet and philosopher (Skopje, R. Macedonia)
Ivan (Ivica) Djeparoski (b.1958, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia) is a philosopher, cultural theorist, poet and translator. He graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy in Skopje where he received his M.A. and Ph.D. He is an author of twelve books in the field of aesthetics and cultural theory and also of five poetry books, for which he was awarded the "Mlad Borec Prize" (1984), "Dimitar Mitrev Prize" (1993) and “Paradigm Praise” (2009). He works at the Faculty of Philosophy in Skopje as a professor of "Aesthetics", "History of Aesthetics" and "Philosophy of Culture". He was Head of the Institute of Philosophy (2005-2009) and secretary of Macedonian P.E.N. Centre. (1999-2001; 2009- ) He also translates (W.Blake, Y.Brodsky, J.Joyce, D.Hume, E.Burke). He was granted the "Grigor Prlicev Award" (1993) for a poetic rendition. His poetry and some of his essays are translated into several languages.