‘If it’s hard, try spelling it phonetically’: Poetic Text as a Sonic Event
Author of the Week: Slovenia
Nina Dragičević is a writer/poet and a composer, with a Ph.D. in Sociology. Dragičević is the author of several books: Kdo ima druge skrbi (Škuc, 2014), Slavne neznane: Zvočne umetnice v konstrukciji družbe (Škuc, 2016), Med njima je glasba: Glasba v konstrukciji lezbične scene (Parada ponosa, 2017), Ljubav reče greva (Škuc, 2019), To telo, pokončno (Škuc, 2021), Kako zveni oblast (Založba /*cf, 2022, in print), and Ampak, kdo? (Sončnica 2022, in print). Her texts have been translated into Macedonian, Serbian, English, German, Portuguese, Czech, Croatian, Spanish, and Dutch.
She is the artistic director of the Topographies of Sound International Festival and a member of the Slovenian Writers’ Association and PEN Slovenia.
Dragičević is the recipient of the 2021 Jenko Award and the 2020 Župančič Award. In 2018, she was the first poet to be awarded both the jury and the audience award at the Knight of Poetry Tournament. In 2019 she was shortlisted for the Jenko Award and Veronika Award and was the Artist in Focus at the International Festival of Contemporary Arts - City of Women. In the same year she was presented the Outstanding Achievement Award of the University of Ljubljana. In 2018, she was among the finalists for the European award Palma Ars Acustica.
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