portrait of Bela Chekurishvili

Bela Chekurishvili
ბელა ჩეკურიშვილი

Bela Chekurishvili is a Georgian poet and journalist. She was born on December 25, 1974 in Vachnadziani, Gurjaani. After finishing school, she studied Georgian language and literature at Tbilisi State University. Chekurishvili worked as a journalist for various magazines and newspapers in Georgia from 1998 to 2013. She then began further PhD study on comparative literature, hosted by Tbilisi State University and the University of Bonn. Her poetry depicts everyday life: from lumberjacks to prostitutes, housewives to refugees. Her poetry is published in several volumes and she has also published a volume of short stories.

Poems translated by Bela Chekurishvili / ბელა ჩეკურიშვილი