Dora Gabe, Bulgarian poet and social activist

Dora and her sister Bela. Varna Public Library, CC0.

Dora and her sister Bela. Varna Public Library, CC0.

Today is the 126th birth anniversary of Bulgarian poet, children’s writer and social activist Dora Gabe (26 August 1888 – 16 November 1983). Not much information in English exists about this prolific writer. The child of a Russian immigrant, she was born and raised in Dobrogea, Bulgaria. She wrote poetry for adults and children, short stories, travel pieces and essays.  Her poems are still taught in schools in Bulgaria.

Here are a collection of photos of the life and times of Dora Gabe from the Varna Public Library. All images are CC0. For more photos of Dora Gabe, click here.

Dora Gabe, Bulgarian poet and social activist

Dora Gabe, Bulgarian poet and social activist

Dora Gabe, Bulgarian poet and social activist

Dora Gabe, Bulgarian poet and social activist

Dora Gabe, Bulgarian poet and social activist

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