In the next posts, we will meet you with our semi-finalists. We will show you their semi-final’s poem and interview about them and their impressions about Mili Dueli. Also, you will see what they answer on some interesting situations.
Note: Semi-final duels starts in September, 5. We have two semi-finals where we will show 25 authors in each one. So, this is TOP 50 poets in competition where have been presented 545 authors.
13. SASHA TOMOF
Ret je bio na završnoj godini
„… jednako je 274 kvadratnih metara“
„To ne može biti život!
Ret je sjedio za svojim stolom,
Bio je bolestan.
Odjednom je osjetio potrebu
Kolege su mu kupile tortu,
Kao da će ga stvarno iznenaditi.
“Dakle …”, ipak
Zatim je izvadio džepni nož
Gravirao je kurac na sred stola.
“… equals 274 square feet”,
“That can’t be the life!
Rat was sitting
He was sick.
He suddenly felt like
“So…”, he though
Then he took out
He engraved a dick on his desk.
„… е равно на 274 квадратни метра”,
„Не може това
Повръщаше му се.
„Е…?”, помисли си той, „Това ли беше?”
След това взе
|Name and Surname||
ALEKSANDAR TOMOV (SASHA TOMOF)
|Date and the year of birth||
|Nationality (Write the name of the country whose passport you have in UPPERCASES)||
|Name of the city where you live (Write in uppercases. If you live in the village, write the name of the city that place belongs to, then the name of the village in brackets)||
|When did you start writing poetry?||
In the late 90’s; but it was songwriting back then.
|Which elementary school were you attending? Were you a good student?||
135th school. A good student? Not at all.
|Which high school have you finished (or which high school are you attending)?||
The National School for Ancient Languages and Cultures
|Do you have a college degree? Enter your academic title, if any. If you go to college, write down what year you are on. If you are not going while planning to enroll, enter which colleges you are interested in! *||
Bachelor in PR (graduated from Sofia University)
|Are you employed? If you are: what is your job and where are you working?||
Journalist and analyst (Novini.bg)
|Books you’ve published:||
‘I Quit, My Guardian Angel Is Drunk’ — Short story collection (2009)
|Your poetry awards:||
|What does poetry mean to you?||
Poetry? Sometimes drives me crazy; sometimes saves me from insanity. I can’t say it’s everything – let’s face it – I won’t die without it, but it would be a life a lot less worth living. When I finish a writing and it turns out good, I feel as if I’m on some PED’s. I feel like flying.
|Make a list of your five favourite writers:||
Raymond Chandler, Kurt Vonnegut, Stephen King, Charles Bukowski, Hristo Smirnenski.
|ABOUT MILI DUELI|
|How did you hear about our contest, and decided to apply?||
I read and online article about the competition. Loved the idea. Here I am.
|What are your experiences with the contest so far? What do you like the most, and what would you change?||
Loving it! I like the interactions with my mentor, she’s the best. Oh, I wouldn’t change a thing.
|Who’s your mentor? What’s your opinion about her/him?||
Andjela Turukalo. As I said – she’s the best there is.
|Were you expecting to enter the semi-final stage as one of the TOP 50 among 545 people who applied?||
|Are you expecting to enter the final stage?||
|Do you expect winning this competition?||
|Tick the three groups that describe you the most:||
talking in front of the audience without problem
like to spend a lot of time alone
dedicated to what they do
|Tick the three groups that describe you the least:||
always ready for action
|Are you a hunter or a gatherer?||
Oh boy… well, I really hate hunting and the word itself irritates me in so many ways. Gatherer, yeah—I would go for a “gatherer”, which can be also explained like this: I gather human stories – it’s my job, and it’s also my hobby.
|What is your definition of love?||
Black 47’ Cadillac lowrider hot rod. Now that’s love! Google it—you’ll see! Now – on a more person-to-person level: someone (who has no idea what I just wrote there about the hot rod and) – even though not sharing your interests – is willing to share your passion. Someone who’s there for you and you’re there for them, someone you want to be with – no matter what, not even understanding why. Someone who you think is the most amazing one in the world. Oh, and cheeseburger with fries and Pepsi, and onion rings. That too!
|If you were a plant- which plant would you be and why?||
Robert Plant. Why? Because he’s the most adored plant there is. Well, maybe after MJ, but still–
|Somebody gave you an anteater. What are you doing with the gift?||
Calling the proper animal welfare NGO to take care of the animal, because it is illegal to own a wild animal. You shouldn’t be giving people wild animals. Seriously… don’t.
|Describe the colour yellow to a blind person.||
Hey Johnny, remember that time you said you wanna wait for the sunrise up on the roof? Remember when we got up there and I told you to wait, because it was still dark? And then we waited and waited and all of a sudden you were smiling and I asked you why are you smiling and you said that you can feel the warmth of the sun that was rising? That warmth, Johnny, that’s yellow.
|Tell us something we don’t know about you.||
I have my own way of handwriting letters – that only resembles the original ones, basically it’s an alphabet only I can read. And I have a thing about beads – Rosary beads, worry beads, all kinds. I love them. Oh, and I love Snickers—especially the one with extra caramel.
|Make a list of ten things you can do with a pen (except for writing)||
Drawings, pulling up your hair, use its cap to whistle, scratch, throw it at someone…
That’s 5… Ok – then repeat – that’s 5 more. There you go.
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