Petya Dubarova

Petya Dubarova
Aged 16
Aged 16
Born (1962-04-25)25 April 1962
Burgas, Bulgaria
Died 4 December 1979(1979-12-04) (aged 17)
Burgas, Bulgaria
Occupation Poet

Petya Stoykova Dubarova (Bulgarian: Петя Стойкова Дубарова) (April 25, 1962 – December 4, 1979) was a Bulgarian poet.


She was born and lived in the seaside town of Burgas. Dubarova published poems in youth newspapers and magazines such as: Septemvriyche, Rodna Rech, and Mladezh (Youth). Some of her poems became songs, very popular in Bulgaria since the 1980s: Зимна ваканция (Winter holidays), Пролет (Spring), Доброта (Kindness), Лунапарк (Fun-fair), Нощ над града (Night over the city).

Dubarova committed suicide via sleeping pills overdose on December 4, 1979 at the age of 17. She left a note that says:

"Измамена (Deceived)

Младост (Youth)

Прошка (Forgiveness)

Сън (Sleep)

Спомен (Memory)

Зад стените на голямата къща (Behind the walls of the big house)


Selected works

  • "Az i Moreto" (The Sea and Me) (1980)
  • "Lyastovitsa. Stihove i Razkazi" (Swallow. Poems and short stories) (1987)

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