Tom Phillips, 1 - 31 August 2016
About:Tom Phillips is a poet, translator, playwright and teacher. His poems have been published in magazines and anthologies, and in his poetry book Recreation Ground. His translations of Bulgarian poetry have been published in the magazines Modern Poetry in Translation and Raceme, and his poems have been translated into Bulgarian, French and Albanian. Tom writes travelogues on Southeast Europe for the Star & Crescent magazine, academic texts and plays. He teaches creative writing at Bath Spa University and is co-editor of the new literary magazine Balkan Poetry Today.
Tom Phillips will be an artists-in-residence in the period 1st to 31st Aug 2016. His project will involve translating two contemporary one-act plays from Bulgarian into English – Милост by Maya Kisyova and Миграцията на сьомгата by Svetlana Dicheva – with a view to having them staged (and then published) in the UK. He will also be translating the poetry collection Годината на Джорджа by Mila Lambovska – a selection of these translations from Bulgarian into English will appear in the journal Balkan Poetry Today before the whole collection is submitted to UK-based publishers. In addition, Tom Phillips will be following up contacts made with other Bulgarian writers, again with a view to selecting and translating work for future issues of Balkan Poetry Today.
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|Tom Phillips's creative residency in Sofia is supported by the Artists' International Development Fund / Arts Council of England and British Council|
|Tom Phillips's accommodation in Sofia is kindly provided by Sofia Municipality.|