Geo Milev

Geo Milev (1895-1925) was one of Bulgaria’s greatest literary revolutionaries—a prolific poet, publicist, editor, and translator who translated the poetry of Lord Byron, Shakespeare, Goethe, Keats, de Musset, and many others into Bulgarian. A student of expressionism and futurism, Milev’s most famous work is the epic poem September, originally published in his controversial periodical Flame—a call for the Bulgarian people to rise against the tyranny of their government. He was murdered because of the poem and buried in a mass grave.