Marija Dejanović

Marija Dejanović is a Bosnian-born Croatian poet, critic, and feminist, currently living between Croatia and Greece. She studied Comparative literature and Pedagogy at the University of Zagreb. She is the author of three poetry books, for which she received many national and international awards, and of a theatre play that was awarded with the Marin Držić Award by the Ministry of Culture and Media in Croatia. Her work is centered around the relationship between the identity of a female migrant and different spaces, nature, animals, other people, or society. 


Her poems have been translated into around 20 languages, and the translations of her latest book, Kindness Separates Day and Night, are published in Serbia (Treći Trg, 2022), and upcoming in the USA, Greece, and Macedonia. She is one of the editors of Tema Magazine, assistant director of the Thessalian Poetry Festival, and a member of the Croatian Writers’ Society and the Croatian PEN Centre. 



Photo by Ognjen Karabegović