Dubravka Djurić

Dubravka Djurić on Close Listening

Dubravka Djurić talks with me on Close Listening, recorded in Belgrade on July 26, 2019:

Conversation with Dubravka Djurić (44:53): MP3

This is the second of two shows. The first, a poetry reading by Djurić, was recorded on April 29, 2007, and is available at her PennSound page.

Foreword to 'Cat Painters: An Anthology of Contemporary Serbian Poetry'

I wrote the Foreword to this anthology, just published by Diálogos Books of Lavender Ink
ISBN: 978-1-935084-08-6  // 7"x10", 560 pages: $29.95
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We come old into a world newly born.

            Poets I mean.

Dubrava Djuric: "I wonna talk to you"

Dubravka Djuric's
"I wonna talk to you"

– just published in Sybyl responds to "Talk to Me" a 1999 work of mine in Recalculating, which is a transcription of an improvised poem I did at the Whitney (see below) that talks about a trip James Sherry and I took to Belgrade twenty years ago and my subsequent emails with Dubravka during the NATO bombings.

Elementary processes in poetry / redefining the field: Vlado Martek & Croatian conceptual poetry 1970s to now

Vlado Martek was born in 1951 in Zagreb. He graduated from the University of Zagreb, major in Literature and Philosophy. From 1975 until 1978 he was a member of informal Group of Six Authors, and had shown exhibitions-actions with them and initiated the magazine-catalogue Maj 75 (May 75). He has shown his work in a number of solo exhibitions. By vocation Martek has been a (pre)poet and multimedia nomadic author. His work includes actions, agitations, ambiences, murals, poetry, texts on his own work (metatheory),texts on other artists (metareview), graffiti, land art, graphics, painting, author's books, sculpture, poetry, and objects. Since 1979 he has been working in a public library. 

In this text I would like to speak about Vlado Martek primarily as a poet. This may seem questionable, because it might cause the impression that his varied and comprehensive oeuvre is in this way reduced to just one field. However, it is important to speak about Martek as a poet, because in this way the radical imperative of defining the field of poetry is imposed upon us. In order to attempt to do that, I must first briefly outline the institutional field of literature, and within that, the field of poetry in the context of the influence that cultural studies have had on the study of literature.

Slobodan Tišma: Two poems (with bio and commentaries)

Vasko Popa: two views

This is the first of a two-part feature on postwar Serbian poetry. Second part: two poems by Slobodan Tišma.

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