Marija Dejanović, Croatia

Marija Dejanović ©Nikola Kuprešanin

Marija Dejanović was born in Prijedor, Bosnia and Herzegovina, in 1992. She grew up in Sisak, Croatia, and currently lives between Zagreb, Croatia, and Larissa, Greece. In the year 2018, her poetry book Ethics of Bread and Horses (Etika kruha i konja) won the Goran award for young poets and the Kvirin award for young poets. The book Heartwood (Središnji god) won Zdravko Pucak award in 2019. A trilingual selection of her latest poetry Ορατο Οστο/ Visible Bone/ Vidljiva kost was published in Greece by Poets’ Circle for Athens World Poetry Festival. She was awarded the first place Milo Bošković award for a single poem (2021), the second place DiBiase Poetry Contest award for the single poem (2021) and was awarded the Marin Držić award (2020) by the Croatian Ministry of Culture for a dramatic text Ne moramo više govoriti, svi su otišli (We Don’t Have to Speak Anymore, They Are All Gone). Translated poems by the author were published in over ten world languages. She presented her poetry at festivals and readings in numerous countries. She is a member of the Croatian Writers’ Society and international poets’ and festivals’ platform Versopolis. She’s one of the editors of Tema magazine. She is the assistant director of Thessalian Poetry Festival (Πανθεσσαλικό Φεστιβάλ Ποίησης).

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