Luljeta Lleshanaku

The author of seven poetry collections, Luljeta Lleshanaku was born in Elbasan, Albania, in 1968, and grew up under house arrest during Enver Hoxha’s Stalinist regime. She has worked as a teacher, literary magazine editor, journalist, screenwriter, and currently is the research director at the Institute of Studies of Communist Genocide in Albania.

Luljeta Lleshanaku

The author of seven poetry collections, Luljeta Lleshanaku was born in Elbasan, Albania, in 1968, and grew up under house arrest during Enver Hoxha’s Stalinist regime. She has worked as a teacher, literary magazine editor, journalist, screenwriter, and currently is the research director at the Institute of Studies of Communist Genocide in Albania.

Books by Luljeta Lleshanaku

  • 9780811215114 72

    Fresco: Selected Poetry of Luljeta Lleshanaku

    Luljeta Lleshanaku, Henry Israeli, Peter Constantine

    Paperback, 2002

    The debut collection in English translation of a leading voice of the new Albanian poetry.
  • 9780811227537 72

    Negative Space

    Luljeta Lleshanaku, Ani Gjika

    E Book, 2018

    Lleshanaku’s poems are “full of objects and souls, transformed and given wings in Chagall-like metaphor” (Sasha Dugdale, Poetry Nation Review)