Between 1970 and 1974, Moikom Zeqo wrote a collection of poems called Meduza that challenged the core tenets of Albanian socialist realism. When samples were published, Zeqo’s work was denounced as "hermetic, with modern influences, dangerous, [and] foreign.” Meduza was suppressed until 1995, after the collapse of the Albanian communist system. I Don’t Believe in Ghosts gathers the best and most translatable poems from Meduza.
Moikom Zeqo is Albania's former minister of culture and directed Albania’s National History Museum. He now works as a freelance writer and journalist in Tirana.
Wayne Miller teaches at the University of Central Missouri, where he co-edits Pleiades.
|Publisher:||BOA Editions, Ltd.|
|Series:||Lannan Translations Series|
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About the Author
MOIKOM ZEQO, born in Durrës, Albania, in 1949, is the author of numerous volumes of poetry, novels, story collections, scholarly articles, and children's books. Albania's former Minister of Culture, Zeqo currently lives in Tirana, where for a number of years he directed the National Historical Museum, and where he now works as a freelance writer and journalist. WAYNE MILLER is the author of a book of poems, Only the Senses Sleep (New Issues 2006), and co-editor of the forthcoming anthology, The New European Poets (Graywolf 2007/8). He teaches at the University of Central Missouri, where he co-edits Pleiades: A Journal of New Writing.