Poetry. Translated from the Serbian by various translators with an introduction by Charles Bernstein. CAT PAINTERS is the first comprehensive anthology of contemporary Serbian poetry to appear in English. Collecting the work of 71 Serbian poets born since 1940, this book includes Serbs living in Serbia; diasporic Serbs living in the US, France and Italy; Roma and Jewish Serbs; a Japanese who lives in Serbia; and LGBT writers. Half of those included are women.
The poetry varies from very traditional forms to experimental, L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E inspired, writing. They speak of all things human: love, war, peace, struggle and loss. Many of the poets were inspired by Americans like T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Allen Ginsberg, Gwendolyn Brooks, past US Poet Laureate Charles Simic (who was born in Serbia and has edited an anthology of Serbian poetry in the US), and Charles Bernstein, who has written the Preface, among others.
Editors Biljana D. Obradović, who lives in New Orleans, and Dubravka Djurić, who lives in Belgrade, both poets and critics, have assembled a broad range of work translated by 31 distinguished translators from around the world, revealing a side of Serbia which people in the US and the West may not be familiar with—its deep traditions and its very modern engagement with literature, politics and aesthetics. This remarkable anthology sets a high standard for future collections of Serbian, European, or indeed any literatures.
Contributors: Vujica Rešin Tucić, Judita Šalgo, Katalin Ladik, Ljiljana Djurdjić, Stevan Tontić, Mirko Magarašević, Slobodan Tišma, Slobodan Zubanović, Dragan J. Ristić, Raša Livada, Duško Novaković, Radmila Lazić, Novica Tadić, Vladimir Kopicl, Vojislav Despotov, Bratislav R. Milanović, Stana Dinić Skočajić, Slavoljub Marković, Saša Važić, Ivana Milankov, Milovan Marčetić, Aleksandar Soknić, Verica Živković, Milan Djordjević, Miloš Komadina, Miodrag Raičević, Nikola Vujčić, Kayoko Yamasaki, Nina Živančević, Snežana Minić, Danica Vukićević, Jelena Lengold, Zvonko Karanović, Živorad Nedeljković, Dragan Jovanović Danilov, Vojislav Karanović, Dubravka Djurić, Biljana D. Obradović, Jasna Manjulov, Dejan Ilić, Milorad Ivić, Nenad Milošević, Milan Orlić, Marija Knežević, Jelena Marinkov, Saša Jelenković, Dejana Nikolić, Vladislava Vojnović, Laslo Blašković, Oto Horvat, Srdjan Valjarević, Ana Ristović, Nataša Žižović, Nenad Jovanović, Ksenija Simić-Muller, Snežana Žabić, Milena Marković, Jelena Labris, Alen Bešić, Dejan Čančarević, Danica Pavlović, Natalija Marković, Enes Halilović, Dragana Mladenović, Jasmina Topić, Siniša Tucić, Marjan Čakarević, Maja Solar, Vladimir Stojnić, Ljiljana Jovanović, Jelena Savić.
Translators: Stephen Agnew, Vesna Ajnšpiler, David AlbahariLóránt Bencze, Richard Berengarten, Ana Bozičević, Emöke Z. B'Racz, Michael Castro, Miloš Djurdjević, Evald Flisar, John Gery, Zdravka, Gugleta, Gábor G. Gyukics, Richard Harrison, Danijela Jovanović, Dušica Marinkov Jovanović, Alison Kapor, Vladimir Kapor, David Norris, Biljana D. Obradović, Zoran Paunović, Novica Petrović, Zorica Petrović, Charles Simic, Aleksandar Soknić, James Sutherland-Smith, Maja Teref, Steven Teref, Ljubomir Vukosavljević, Snežana Žabić, Nina Zivančević
Editors Biljana D. Obradović, who lives in New Orleans, and Dubravka Djurić, who lives in Belgrade, both poets and critics, have assembled a broad range of work translated by 31 distinguished translators from around the world in CAT PAINTERS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF CONTEMPORARY SERBIAN POETRY, revealing a side of Serbia which people in the US and the West may not be familiar with—its deep traditions and its very modern engagement with literature, politics and aesthetics.
Author City: NEW ORLEANS, LA USA