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Spring 2006, vol 4 no 1


Elena Naskova


Violin lesson --
a cricket
in the classroom
  spring noon -
a falling blossom
meets its shadow
road block
the river
  Endless ocean
and the crane --
The Sun
and my home
behind the bare hills.

Elena Naskova Elena Naskova Elena Naskova was born and raised in Macedonia. She writes plays, short fiction and poetry. Her work has appeared in Poetry Revival, Rational Magic, The Ultimate Hallucination, Words in Motion, Twilight Times, The Herons Nest, Aozora and Simply Haiku.

She has had a staged reading of her ten-minute play "Meteorite Shower" in the Los Feliz public library, and a staged reading of her full-length play, "Tom's Girls" at the EMERGENCE Radiant Theatre's Second Annual Women's Playwright Festival in Portland. Her ten-minute play "New Beginning" was presented in a reading at the Secret Rose Theater in North Hollywood, and it was one of the winners of the Speaking Ring Theatre Company's Third Annual One-Act Playwriting Contest & Festival. Her ten-minute play "Mary and Eddie" was a semifinalist at the 2005 Lakeshore Players Ten-Minute Play Competition and at the 2005 Havemeyer Playwright Competition.