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Mariam Tsiklauri

Mariam Tsiklauri Georgian poet

Georgian poet
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Georgian poet
A.K.A. Mariam Ciklauri
Is Poet Writer
From Georgia Russia
Type Literature
Gender female
Birth 18 March 1960, Tbilisi
Age: 60 years
The details

Mariam Tsiklauri (IPA: [mɑriɑm t͡sʼikʼlɑuri]; Georgian: მარიამ წიკლაური; born 18 Marh 1960) is a Georgian poet, children's author and translator.


Mariam Tsiklauri was born in Tbilisi, Georgia. She graduated from Tbilisi State University in 1983 as a chemist. She worked as a teacher as well as editor for various publishing houses. She also works as the curator for the Living library project from the Ministry of Culture.

Mariam Tsiklauri is one of the founders of Children’s Literature Development Fund - Libo. She is also the author of Georgian-English anthology Georgian Female Poets, comprising poems of 32 Georgian female authors. Her poems have been translated to Lithuanian, English, German, Ukrainian, Italian, Russian, Armenian, Czech, Slovakian and Polish languages.



  • I Hear Poems Cooee, 2001, ISBN 99928-910-0-9
  • Wing of Mist Shall I Spread, 2006, ISBN 99940-3635-1
  • Lanterner, 2009, ISBN 978-9941-9058-1-0
  • White Calf, 2010, ISBN 978-9941-9146-5-2
  • Ritual of Evermore, 2012, ISBN 978-9941-9242-9-3
  • Standing Pray For The Sun, 2014, ISBN 978-9941-451-28-7
  • One Hundred Poems, 2014, ISBN 978-9941-454-64-6
  • Today’s Day (the entreis), 2015, ISBN 978-9941-458-28-6
  • For the Tameness, 2016

Children’s Books

  • Brandi-Brundi, 2005, ISBN 99940-27-66-2
  • Oh Talisman of the Sun, 2009, ISBN 978-9941-9073-3-3
  • Naninebi (With Audio CD), 2009, ISBN 978-9941-9073-2-6
  • Street and Streetlights, 2010, ISBN 978-9941-9152-2-2
  • Let’s Be Friends With Soap Bubbles, 2010, ISBN 978-9941-9152-1-5
  • Coloring Poems, 2010, ISBN 978-9941-9109-9-9
  • Funny Numbers, 2010, ISBN 978-9941-9121-8-4
  • Chichita, 2011, ISSN 1987-7005; ISBN 978-99940-24-63-6
  • There Was A Tale, 2011, ISBN 978-9941-433-19-1
  • Realm of the Alphabet, 2012, ISBN 978-99941-142-1-0
  • Georgian Alphabet, 2013, ISBN 978-9941-15-754-7
  • Funny Recipes, 2016


  • Giorgos Seferis — Turnaround (Nobel Prize Winners series), Tbilisi, Intellect Publishing, 2015, ISBN 978-9941-454-52-3
  • Odysseas Elytis — Seven Days For Iternety (Nobel Prize Winners series), Tbilisi, Intellect Publishing, 2015, ISBN 978-9941-454-53-0

Prizes and Rewards

  • Grand-prix of the literature competition Shotaoba, Special prize of Sandra Roelofs for the poem Golden Fish, 2009
  • Makvala Mrevlishvili Prize for fertile endeavor in children’s literature, 2010
  • Children’s Book’s Second Festival Prize for “The Author of The Year’s Best Children’s Book” (Coloring Poems, Shemetsneba Publishing), 2010
  • Prize from female poet competition Khvarazmoba, 2011, 2015, 2016
  • Gala (literary prize) for poem collection White Calfs, 2011
  • Winner of St. Nino festival, 2011
  • Prize and medal of the Georgian Spirit Festival, 2012
  • First Prize of literature competition Shotaoba, 2012, 2013
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