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Marko Pogačar

Croatia Essays

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Marko Pogačar

Author

Marko Pogačar (1984) is the author of fourteen books of poetry, essays and prose, for which he received Croatian and international awards. He has edited the Young Croatian Lyric anthology (2014), followed by The Edge of a Page: New Poetry in Croatia (2019). He was a fellow of Civitella Ranieri, Récollets-Paris, LCB, Passa Porta, DAAD Künstlerprogramm, etc. His books and texts have appeared in more than thirty languages.

Overview

The book is a meeting between travelogue, essay, diary, biography, short prose and autofiction. His short texts are about crossings, during which he ignores borders, while questioning the concepts of identity, native country and cosmopolitanism. The narrative runs as a stream of consciousness written in persuasive poetic language, trying to look at the late-capitalist dirty world with new eyes.

Praise

Pogačar’s exploration of narrative and language is limitless, exploring also outside the zone of safety. He is one of those artists who disregard well-trodden paths, prevailing trends and wide readerships, and refuse to copy previously successful models in their work. His writing is a journey into the unknown and travel is at the centre of his book.

Jagna Pogačnik, Jutarnji list