Sasha Skenderija

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Sasha Skenderija
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Born (1968-07-04) 4 July 1968 (age 46)
Vitez, Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia
Education University of Sarajevo
Charles University
Occupation Poet
Author
Known for Poetry
Lyrics

Sasha Skenderija (born 4 July 1968) is a Bosnian-American poet currently residing in Prague.

Biography[edit]

Skenderija began publishing poetry, prose and criticism in Bosnian (Serbo-Croatian) in the late 1980s, graduating from the University of Sarajevo in 1991. After surviving six months of the siege of Sarajevo, he fled to Prague, where he received a Ph.D. in Information Science from Charles University (1997). In 1999, with the help of translator and Cornell University linguistics professor Wayles Browne,[1] Skenderija arrived in Ithaca, New York. He relocated to New York City in 2010 and lived in Astoria, Queens.[2] He now lives in Prague, Czech Republic while working for Prague National Technical Library.[3]

Skenderija is one of the most renowned Bosnian poets born since 1960, and his work confronts a range of experience, from the quotidian to the polemical, while pushing the boundaries of the genre.[4] He ranks among the Bosnian poets with the most English-language reviews.[5]

Works[edit]

Books of poetry (Bosnian)[edit]

  • Golo O[6]
  • Kako naslikati žar-pticu[7]
  • Ništa nije kao na filmu[8]
  • Praški fraktali[9]
  • Zašto je patuljak morao biti ustrijeljen[10]
  • Rt Dobre Nade[11]

Books of poetry (English translation)[edit]

  • Why the Dwarf Had to be Shot.[12]
  • Cape of Good Hope[13]

Poems in Anthologies[edit]

His poetry has been included in several Bosnian and Croatian anthologies and translated into Czech, English, Macedonian[14] and Slovenian:[15]

  • Prague Tales: A Collection of Central European Contemporary Writing,[16]
  • Absinthe, New European Writing,[17]
  • There is Less and Less Space: Panorama of the Newest Bosnian Poetry (in Bosnian),[18]
  • Scar on the Stone: Contemporary Poetry from Bosnia,[19]
  • Conan Lives Here: Young Bosnian Poetry 1992-1996 (in Croatian),[20]
  • Messages from the Bottom of the Night: Literature of Bosnia and Herzegovina under Siege and in Exile (in Czech),[21]
  • The Passion of Difference/Dark Sound of Emptiness: Croatian Poetry of the 1990s (in Croatian)[22]

English translations of his poems have also been included in:

Skenderija also contributed lyrics to three albums of the cult Sarajevo techno-industrial band SCH (VRIL, 2002; Eat This!, 2004; and Dance, 2007).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Skenderija, Sasha; Wayles Browne (2008). Why the Dwarf Had to be Shot. Austin, Texas: Black Buzzard Press. p. 96. ISBN 0-938872-39-7. "Afterword (p. 90-92) and About the Translators (p.94) describe history of Skenderija/Browne collaboration." 
  2. ^ Skenderija, Sasha; Wayles Browne (2011). Cape of Good Hope. Tešanj, Bosnia: Tešanj : Centar za kulturu i obrazovanje. pp. 47, [1], 47, [1] p. tête-bêche. ISBN 9958-792-78-8. "The notes About the Author and About the Translators (p.47) describe Skenderija's recent whereabouts and history of Skenderija/Browne collaboration." 
  3. ^ "Organizational Structure". National Library of Technology. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Greene, Roland (editor in chief); Stephen Cushman, general editor; Clare Cavanagh, Jahan Ramazani, Paul Rouzer, associate editors; Harris Feinsod, David Marno, Alexandra Slessarev, assistant editors. (2012). The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics 4th Edition. Princeton: Princeton University Press. p. 68. ISBN 0691154910. "The entry on Bosnian poetry, page 68, by A. Vidan cites Skenderija as one of the most relevant contemporary Bosnian poets." 
  5. ^ Jones, Francis R. (2011). Poetry Translating as Expert Action: Processes, Priorities and Networks. Amsterdam, Philadelphia: John Benjamins Pub. Co. p. 68. ISBN 9027-224-41-2. "All three poets cited by Jones as having the most English-language reviews are currently living in North American diaspora." 
  6. ^ Skenderija, Saša; Vojislav Petković, Todor Kršić, Adis Đubo (1987). Golo O. Banja Luka: Banja Luka : Književna omladina. p. 60. OCLC 455625924. 
  7. ^ Skenderija, Saša (1990). Kako naslikati žar-pticu. Sarajevo: Sarajevo : Svjetlost. p. 61. ISBN 86-01-01603-0. 
  8. ^ Skenderija, Saša (1993). Ništa nije kao na filmu. Prague. p. 55. OCLC 34084119. 
  9. ^ Skenderija, Saša (1998). Praški fraktali. Online. 
  10. ^ Skenderija, Saša (2005). Zašto je patuljak morao biti ustrijeljen. Tešanj, Bosnia: Tešanj : Centar za kulturu i obrazovanje. p. 103. ISBN 9958-792-43-5. 
  11. ^ Skenderija, Saša (2011). Rt Dobre Nade. Tešanj, Bosnia: Tešanj : Centar za kulturu i obrazovanje. pp. 47, [1], 47, [1] p. bilingual (Bosnian English) tête-bêche edition. ISBN 9958-792-78-8. 
  12. ^ Skenderija, Sasha; Wayles Browne (2008). Why the Dwarf Had to be Shot. Austin, Texas: Black Buzzard Press. p. 96. ISBN 0-938872-39-7. 
  13. ^ Skenderija, Sasha; Wayles Browne (2011). Rt Dobre Nade / Cape of Good Hope. Tešanj, Bosnia: Tešanj : Centar za kulturu i obrazovanje. pp. 47, [1], 47, [1] p. bilingual (Bosnian-English) tête-bêche edition. ISBN 9958-792-78-8. 
  14. ^ Скендерија, Саша (March 2004). Портал : Гласник На Македонски Духовни Конаци 5 (9/10). 
  15. ^ http://cobiss2.izum.si/scripts/cobiss?ukaz=DISP&id=1827059636629558&fmt=14&rec=11&sid=1
  16. ^ a'Beckett, John (2007). Prague Tales: A Collection of Central European Contemporary Writing. New Europe Writers. 
  17. ^ Absinthe, New European Writing (5). March 2006 http://www.absinthenew.com |url= missing title (help). Retrieved 2009-02-06. 
  18. ^ Grahovac, Željko (2000). There is Less and Less Space: Panorama of the Newest Bosnian Poetry. Bihać: Delta. ISBN 9958-9744-4-4. 
  19. ^ Agee, Chris (1998). Scar on the Stone: Contemporary Poetry from Bosnia. UK: Bloodaxe Books. ISBN 1-85224-415-1. 
  20. ^ Jergović, Miljenko (1997). Conan Lives Here: Young Bosnian Poetry 1992-1996. Zagreb: Durieux. ISBN 953-188-070-0. 
  21. ^ Karpatský, Dušan (1995). Messages from the Bottom of the Night: Literature of Bosnia and Herzegovina under Siege and in Exile. Prague: Mladá fronta. ISBN 80-204-0542-9. 
  22. ^ Mićanović, Miroslav; Branko Čegec (March 1995). Strast razlike, tamni zvuk praznine 11 (5/6): 364–459 http://katalog.nsk.hr/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?v1=12&ti=1,12&Search_Arg=Skenderija&SL=None&Search_Code=NAME_&CNT=20&PID=5SVH1gABGDsX3GFf5Sn7-AHSnJpk&SEQ=20090206204318&SID=5 |url= missing title (help). Retrieved 2009-02-06. 
  23. ^ Balkan Visions and Silver Visions II VI (#48, #72): 364–459. 1995, 2005 http://www.blackbuzzardpress.com/home.html |url= missing title (help). Retrieved 2009-02-06. 
  24. ^ Witness XX. 2006 http://witness.blackmountaininstitute.org/archive.htm |url= missing title (help). 
  25. ^ Fulton, Alice (2006). Like a Fragile Index of the World: Poems for David Skorton http://www.cornell.edu/humanities/features/fragileindex.cfm |url= missing title (help). Retrieved 2009-02-06. 
  26. ^ Spirit of Bosnia 3 (2): 364–459. April 2008 http://www.spiritofbosnia.org/index.php/duhbosne/issue/view/11 |url= missing title (help). Retrieved 2010-05-12. 

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