Zahari Ivanov is born in 1946 in the village Botanovci, Bulgaria. He attended university in Kiev, graduated at Moscow. He worked as editor and program manager of National Bulgarian television. He was secretary of young artists of Bulgaria. He conflicted with authorities and was arrested in 1984 and spent more than a year in prison. Over 60 intellectuals in Bulgaria raised their voices in his defense. Six of them wrote a letter to Todor Zivkov. He was released in 1986. He won a trial thanks to skillful lawyers and brave and honest judge. He participated in emancipation and creation of Bulgarian cartoon and video art just to be eliminated from it by the authorities in 1989. The same year he started magazine for literature, music and culture GAMA. After short time, it was banned and precluded from publishing. It was officially the last magazine banned by Bulgarian country. Zahari Ivanov, after 1990 has lived in: Germany, the USA, Greece and Austria. His poetry was translated in Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Czech, Serbian, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, English, Turkish, Romanian, Greek. He is the President of SEE Writers Association, based in Sofia.