Tomica Bajsić was born in 1968. in Zagreb, Croatia. Poet, prose writer, graphic artist and translator. He studied for three years at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. Author of four poetry collections, two books of prose, and a picture book for kids. Translator and editor of four international poetry anthologies. Twice awarded with national awards for poetry, Goran for young poets, and Dobriša Cesarić prize. His poetry and prose pieces are translated into many languages. He worked also in the fields of restoration, illustration and graphic design. He is an editor for poetry in translation in Croatian Poezija magazine and founder of Druga priča Design & publishing. He serves as general secretary of Croatian PEN Centre and vice president of Croatian Writers Society, as well as Croatian coordinator of the lyrikline network.  


BOOKS PUBLISHED: Južni križ / Southern Cross, poetry ( Goranovo proljeće, 1998., translated to Slovene in 2014 by Ivan Dobnik) Pjesme svjetlosti i sjene / Songs of Light and Shadow, poetry (AGM, 2004.) Dva svijeta i još jedan / Two Worlds & One More, travelogue (Naklada Ljevak, 2007.) Ana i vila Velebita / Ana and the Velebit Fairy, drawings and story (National park Velebit 2007.) Pobuna obješenih / Mutiny of the Hanged, poetry (Fraktura 2008.) Zrak ispod mora / Air Beneath the Sea, poetry (Biblioteka nagrade Dobriša Cesarić 2009.) Amazona diše / Amazon breathes, text and photographs, 2015. Nevidljivo more / The Invisible Sea, poetry and drawings, scheduled for publishing 2017.


AS TRANSLATOR (SELECTED): Španjolske pjesme ljubavi i progonstva / Spanish Poems of Love and Exile, selection, essays and translation (DHK, Zagreb, 2002.) Sve do srca svijeta / To the Heart of the World, poetry of Blaise Cendrars, selection, introduction and translation (MD, Zagreb, 2003.) Južna pošta / Southern Mail, traveling through the poetry of Southern America, translations and essays, (HDP Croatian Writers Society, 2009.) UREZI Antologija svjetske poezije o ratu, represiji, ropstvu … / Anthology of World Poetry about War, Repression, Slavery … publisher, editor and one of the translators (Druga priča 2010.) Blaise Cendrars, Poezija, život i djelo /  Blaise Cendrars, Poetry life and work, (Druga priča 2015.) publisher, editor and poetry translator. 

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