I’m a researcher who occasionally likes to escape the everyday to the world of poetry. I love swans, Chopin and watching the clouds. Sometimes, from a fleeting spurt of inspiration, my thoughts come to me as metaphors and create a unique, authentic space which longs to be shared. I firmly believe in the power of such spaces to capture the serendipity of life. My lyric confessions are an invitation to open up these spaces in you and your friends.
If you want to know more about me, here is a list of things I love.
I've been writing poetry since I was a young girl. Around the age of 13, I started putting together small booklets entitled "Miniature minutes of poetry" which I shared with family and friends. My first collection The butterfly's tremblings in the digital age was published by Cakanka after I had won a major national poetry competition in my native Slovakia. The collection has been translated by Prof Emeritus Inge Stahl & Dr Jaroslav Stahl into German and published by Hein Verlag in December 2015. The book is currently being translated to French by Anna Franova and its English version (translated by John Minahane) was published by Parthian Books in autumn 2017.
My English language poems featured in MK Calling in 2013 and 2015, appeared in anthologies and some poetry magazines, including Allegro, Canopic Jar, Ofi Press, Envoi, Sentinel Literary Quarterly (see selected poems), and have also been recreated as filmpoems and dancepoems. In 2014 and 2015, I wrote ekphrastic poems in response to Kate Wyatt's paintings (see Colours of the Swan) and my first English pamphlet, Autumn Dedications. My third pamphlet was published by Eyewear Publications. I love playing piano, especially when I need to take my mind off of life's heavy stuff. In 2016, I started learning to play harp with the amazing Eira Lynn Jones and studying for a Masters in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan Writing School, which works under the direction of Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy.
I don't like giving interviews about my poetry work, but I couldn't say no to an interview for MIAU, a Slovakian multi-award winning magazine. Selected interview questions translated to English are here and an interview with Parthian Books is here.