Tag Archives: Goran Simic

“Recovery’s Rhythm and Blues” in Numéro Cinq

“Recovery’s Rhythm and Blues,” an essay of mine about an unforgettable road trip through Bosnia and Herzegovina with Goran Simić in the summer of 2014, appeared this week in the Canadian literary magazine Numéro Cinq. The essay is here, free and … Continue reading

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Remembering Srebrenica (2015)

I started this blog four years ago with a humble post called “Remembering Srebrenica (2011).” Today I reflect on recent, painful revelations that have shaken the ground beneath our feet. This spring, I taught a senior seminar on human rights … Continue reading

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Goran Simić: A Fresh Collection of Poems

Just this month, Smokestack Books released a new anthology of poems written by my dear Bosnian friend Goran Simić. Called New and Selected Sorrows, it includes some of the best of Simić’s postwar and diaspora writing — from collections like … Continue reading

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“All We Have Left” in Numéro Cinq

“All We Have Left,” a 2012 memoir of mine about Bosnia-Herzegovina — a photo and travel essay, featuring art by Samir Biščević and music by Merima Ključo and Miroslav Tadić — has just been published in the online Canadian literary magazine … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: “All We Have Left” in Numéro Cinq

Today, the Canadian literary magazine Numéro Cinq, edited by Douglas Glover, released a preview of its October issue, which will include my essay “All We Have Left,” along with poems about Bosnia-Herzegovina by the masterful Goran Simić and Sydnea Lea, … Continue reading

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Beauty and Solidarity

One of post-war Bosnia’s enduring struggles is to keep its extraordinary artistic and cultural heritage alive. Some twenty years ago, the architects of genocide did all they could to destroy it. I’ve written before about some of the incredible Bosnian … Continue reading

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Goran Simić, “Sleeping with Poetry”

Today, a gem: a dazzling, very short essay called “Sleeping with Poetry,” by Bosnian-Canadian poet Goran Simić. Every English class, everywhere, should read it — in my humble opinion. 🙂 An excerpt is below; click on the link above for … Continue reading

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