Mane Manushev (Macedonia)
Mane Manushev is born on 23.02.1983 in Veles. Graduated at the Faculty of Philology “Blaže Koneski” Skopje in 2006, at the Department of General and comparative literature.
He writes poetry, short stories and is actively involved in the study of the Irish language, literature, culture and history. I shall is his first published book, which first draw the attention of the critics in Macedonia. For his poem “The future has forgotten us” from the same book, he was awarded the “Enhalon” Award at the Struga Poetry Evenings, for the best poem by a young author read at the festival in 2013.
/ I Shall
With hoarse leaden words
I shall pull down the sky
like a simple neon thought at the shop window,
I shall tear out the panic stricken stars and
scatter them across the empty sidewalks,
I shall force the moon
like crumpled paper
to scratch the back of Notos,
I shall put the planets to sleep in
the factory smell of the suburb
and the clouds
I shall drain like nectar
over the blind streets,
and in the end -
like a dandelion I shall float to the abyss,
to spend the night just once
as a constellation in the new Cosmos.
 NOTOS (or Notus) was the god of the South Wind, one of the four Anemoi (Wind-Gods). He was the wet, storm-bringing wind of late summer and early autumn. Notos dwelt in Aithiopia, the southernmost realm in the geography of myth.
Кога ги нема нашите имиња / When our names are gone
како стари телефонски двојници,
кога ги нема нашите имиња
во новите адресари,
тие се испишани
некаде на патоказните табли.