Zodiac is a bilingual sequence of poems loosely organized around the signs of the zodiac, which considers the turn of the millennium, the history of Albania and the Adriatic region, and the author's place in the universe as he confronts his own mortality and his decision to remain in his homeland after the fall of communism.
Born in Durrës, Albania, in 1949, Moikom Zeqo is the author of more than a dozen books of poetry and fiction, as well as numerous monographs on Albanian history, literature, and culture. He served as Albania's minister of culture and directed the National Historical Museum in Tirana.
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About the Author
MOIKOM ZEQO, born in Durrës, Albania, in 1949, is the author of more than a dozen books of poetry and fiction, as well as numerous monographs on Albanian history, literature, and culture. He served as Albania's Minister of Culture and for many years directed the National Historical Museum in Tirana.
ANASTAS KAPURANI is the author of The Myth of Lasgush (Upfront [UK], 2004), a critical study of the Albanian poet Lasgush Poradeci. Kapurani lives in Athens, where he teaches for the London Institute City and Guilds program.
WAYNE MILLER is the author of four poetry collections, including The City, Our City (Milkweed, 2011), and the forthcoming Post- (2016). He coedited New European Poets (Graywolf, 2008) and Tanura Ryuichi: On the Life & Work of a 20th Century Master (Unsung Masters, 2011. He is the editor of Pleiades.