photo by Jarrett Earnest

photo by Jarrett Earnest

 

Born in Croatia in 1977, Ana is a poet, translator, teacher, and occasional singer. She is the author of  Joy of Missing Out (Birds, LLC, 2017), the Lambda Award-winning Rise in the Fall (Birds, LLC, 2013) and Stars of the Night Commute (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2009). She is the recipient of 40 Under 40: The Future of Feminism award from Feminist Press, and the PEN American Center/NYSCA grant for translating It Was Easy to Set the Snow on Fire by Zvonko Karanović (Phoneme Media, 2015). The anthology of translations The Day Lady Gaga Died: An Anthology of Newer New York Poets she co-edited with Željko Mitić appeared in Serbia in Fall 2011.

At the PhD Program in English at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York she studied New American poetics and alternative art schools and communities, and edited lectures by Diane di Prima for Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative. Ana has read, taught and performed at Art Basel, Bruce High Quality Foundation University, Bowery Poetry Club, Brooklyn Poets, Harvard University, Naropa University, San Francisco State University Poetry Center, the Sorbonne, Third Man Records, University of Arizona Poetry Center, and The Watermill Center. Her poetry workshops explore the poetic image, performance, and the lyric, and blur the disciplinary boundaries between poetry and the visual arts, film, music, architecture and design.

Ana is on the board of the Ruth Stone Foundation and loves their work with the Ruth Stone House in Vermont — check it out.

For more on the person, read the essay The World in Awe