Marija Dejanović

was born in Prijedor, Bosnia and Herzegovina, in 1992. She grew up in Croatia, Sisak, and currently lives in Zagreb, Croatia, and Larissa, Greece.

In the year 2018 her manuscript “Ethics of Bread and Horses” (“Etika kruha i konja”) won the “Goran” award for young poets and “Kvirin” award for young poets. Manuscript “Heartwood” (“Središnji god”) won “Zdravko Pucak” award. Her trilingual book, “Visible Bone”, was published in Athens, Greece, by Poets’ Cycle in 2020. She won “Milo Bošković” award for a single poem.

Her poems were published in ten world languages. She presented her poetry at festivals and readings in Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Macedonia, Austria, Bulgaria, Italy, and Greece. Literary reviews and translations from English by the author appeared in renowned literary magazines in Croatia.

She holds a master’s degree in pedagogy and is currently finishing graduate studies in literary theory.

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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