Ivan (Ivica) Djeparoski (b.1958, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia) is a poet, philosopher, cultural theorist and translator. He graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy in Skopje where he received his M.A. and Ph.D. He is an author of twenty five books: eleven books in the field of aesthetics and cultural theory, six poetry books, two poetry anthologies and also of six anthologies in literature and aesthetics, for which he was awarded the “Mlad Borec” (1984), “Dimitar Mitrev” (1993) “Paradigm” (2009), and “Brothers Miladinov Prize” (2016). He works at the Faculty of Philosophy in Skopje as a professor of “Aesthetics”, “History of Aesthetics” and “Cultural Theories”. He was/is head of the Institute of Philosophy (2004-2009; 2013- ), head of postgraduate studies of the Institute of philosophy (2010-2013) and secretary of Macedonian P.E.N. Centre (1999-2001; 2009-2014). He also translates (W.Blake, Y. Brodsky, J.Joyce, D.Hume, E.Burke). He was granted the “Grigor Prlicev Award” (1993) for a poetic rendition. His poetry and some of his essays and books are translated into several languages. Poetry books: Pictures at an Exhibition; Eclogues; Poems; Will for Thought; The Abduction of Europe; The Light of Mount Athos.