Margarita Serafimova: from ‘The Oak Odyssey’

The High Window

Hampstead Heath Woods


Margarita Serafimova is the winner of the 2020 Tony Quagliano International Poetry Award, a 2020 Pushcart nominee and a finalist in nine other U.S. and international poetry contests. She has four collections in Bulgarian and a U.S. chapbook, A Surgery of a Star ( Her digital chapbook, ‘Еn-tîm’ (‘forest’ in Maa), is forthcoming by the San Francisco University Poetry Center in 2021. A full-length collection is to be published in the U.S. in 2022. Her work appears widely, including at Nashville Review, LIT, Agenda, Poetry South, Botticelli, London Grip, Steam Ticket, Waxwing, A-Minor, Trafika Europe, Noble/ Gas, Obra/ Artifact. Visit:


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‘These poems form part of a full-length manuscript written between March and August 2020, in lockdown London where I had just relocated for a new job. The poetry is an…

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