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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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Viva Bosnia!

This week I wrote an op-ed for jmbg.org called “Viva Bosnia,” about the extraordinary protests for human rights — the “babylution” — in Bosnia-Herzegovina. An excerpt: “the wave of recent protests sweeping Bosnia marks the rebirth of hope in a … Continue reading

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Of Peace and the Sword: Religion in Bosnia-Herzegovina

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The drive from Tuzla to Srebrenica has become a pilgrimage. Winding along the river Drina, through “cleansed” Republika Srpska, the journey induces sadness and reflection, rage and terror. It is a descent into the darkness of the 20th century. In … Continue reading

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