Peyo Yavorov

Peyo Yavorov (1878-1914) was a great Bulgarian poet known for his symbolism. He was a student of French modernism and his poems are marked by а deeply tragic romanticism and loss. A prominent member of the “Misal” (Thought) cultural circle, he lost his first love to tuberculosis. He became blind after attempting suicide following the suicide of his wife Laura, then succeeded on his second try a year later following a painful public trial and accusations that he was guilty of his wife’s murder.