Elisaveta Bagryana is a Bulgarian poetess, author of children's books and translator, born on April 16, 1893 in Sofia. She studied Slavic philology at Sofia University. Her first poems — Why and Night Song — were published in 1915 in Contemporary Thought magazine.
After World War I she entered into the literary world, at a time when poetry was undergoing a transformation. By 1921, she was already active in the literary life. With the publication of her first book, The Eternal and the Holy (1927), she earned the confirmation of her peers. Bagryana's style is a combination of tradition and modernity. Her poems have been translated into 30 languages and published in France, Romania, Italy, Sweden, Poland and more.