Dimiter Kenarov is a freelance journalist, poet, literary critic, translator – a writer, really. He was born and raised in Sofia, Bulgaria, studied in the United States (Middlebury College; University of California – Berkeley), and now lives on the road, but mostly in Istanbul, Turkey, where he shuttles back and forth between two continents and drinks lots of tea. He is the author of two collections of Bulgarian poetry (Пътуване към кухнята; Апокрифни животни) and a book of translations of the selected poems of Elizabeth Bishop. His English-language writing has appeared in Esquire, Outside, The Nation, Foreign Policy, Boston Review, The International Herald Tribune, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, among many others. His work has also been anthologized three times in The Best American Travel Writing (2009; 2012; 2013) and has been twice labeled “notable” in The Best American Non-Required Reading.
In his free time, Dimiter swims, snowboards, and takes pictures of the world. He finds this rooster very inspiring.