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 mostly on the road. 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, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, The International New York Times, and The Virginia Quarterly Review, 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. He is a member of PEN-America and The Association of European Journalists – Bulgaria.
In his free time, Dimiter swims, snowboards, and takes pictures of the world. He finds this rooster very inspiring.