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Poet, literary and theatre critic, essayist and translator who was born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1929. He is author of 19 books of poetry and about 10 selected anthologies, his poetry has been published on all continents and translated into 22 languages. He has won almost all national awards and 16 international prizes for his poetic work. Mateja Matevski is a member of the Macedonian Academy of Science and Art and won the Golden Wreath of Poetry at the International festival “ Struga Poetry Evenings“.