Ana Bozicevic


ana-bozicevic-author-photo Ana Bozicevic is the author of Stars of the Night Commute (Tarpaulin Sky Press), a 2010 Lambda Award Finalist for Lesbian Poetry; Rise in the Fall (Birds, LLC), a 2013 Lambda Award Winner;  and five chapbooks of poetry, most recently War on a Lunchbreak (Belladonna*, 2011). With Željko Mitić, Ana is the editor of The Day Lady Gaga Died: an Anthology of NYC Poetry of the 21st Century (in Serbian, Peti talas/The Fifth Wave, 2011). Her translations of Zvonko Karanović recently received a NYSCA grant.

Ana works and studies at The Graduate Center, CUNY, where she edits Diane di Prima’s lectures for Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative and helps run the Annual Chapbook Festival.

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So, you've done shot yourself full of the new Boully, but like any good poetry addict, you want more. You're in luck, exquisite corpses. The bangers at Birds got a brand new bundle from Stars of the Night Commute author Ana Bozicevic: Rise in the Fall.

Co-edited by Carina Finn & Ji yoon Lee, with contributions by Johannes Göransson and Emily Hunt, Action Yes Issue #17 features poems by TSky Press chapbook author Emily Toder as well as poems by Zvonko Karanović, translated by TSky Press author Ana Božičević. In addition: excerpts from required-reading-for-the-apocalypse, the authorless Ark Codex ±0, from Derek White's Calamari Press; lyric possession by fave new Black Ocean poet Feng Sun Chen; and other voces magicae from the likes of . . .

Featuring Danielle Vogel, Danielle Pafunda, Andy Nicholson, Barbara Maloutas, Amanda Jo Williams, Ally Harris, Sarah Goldstein, Johannes Göransson, Andrea Kneeland, Dot Devota, Mark Cunningham, Richard Froude, Amy King, Ana Božičević, Brian Henry, and Carol Guess.

Tarpaulin Sky Press author Ana Božičević (Stars of the Night Commute, 2009) is interviewed at 3:AM Magazine: "I remember thinking I wasn’t in love with anyone at the time, so there was no real reason for me to stay. Probably the truth is I knew I wasn’t entirely “of Croatia” even then, and so I was free to go. . . . Nostalgia thinks there’s a place where there is no place, and in its honest, touching delusion it’s no different than any other lover."

At Verse, Mary Austin Speaker reviews Ana Bozicevic's *Stars of the Night Commute* (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2009): "Although it is dangerous to make presumptions about the way one’s biography inflects their poetry, I think it’s helpful to consider the conditions of Ana Bozicevic’s native country when she left it. Croatia’s is a history of conflict in which voices speak over each other. Stars of the Night Commute, the author’s first collection of poems, suggests that since her emigration she has been learning how to write her own history while rejecting the very idea of writing history...."

At Jacket, Nicole Mauro reviews Ana Bozicevic's *Stars of the Night Commute* (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2009): "Though Božičević’s work does terrify, and so, by extension, is rightly ‘about’ terror . . . Stars is more accurately (and happily) about what an émigré does, heart and eyes intact and hungry for the redemptive and the beautiful, after having experienced all that is contrary to the love and kindness (that can be) human beings."

Ana Božičević's *Stars of the Night Commute* (Tarpaulin Sky Press) is named a Lambda Literary Awards Finalist in the category of Lesbian Poetry!

Transversalinflections reviews Ana Bozicevic's *Stars of the Night Commute* "Think of the whole book and its sections and its individual poems as a snowglobe that has been shaken up, and where not snow, but objects are floating around in varying connected but wondrous configurations. . . .The poems are no longer primarily linear, but are constellations of ideas that have body and dimensions as well as being open and porous."

At After Ellen, Heather Aimee O'Neil reviews Ana Bozicevic's *Stars of the Night Commute* (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2009): "Queer poet Ana Božičević’s first book, Stars of the Night Commute, is an intense and highly lyrical collection of poetry.... Božičević’s work is thought-provoking, inspired and unexpected. Highly recommended."

At the University of Arizona Poetry Center's website, Bonnie Jean Michalski reviews Ana Bozicevic's *Stars of the Night Commute* (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2009): "Emoticons and screennames, curse words, "yawn, blah, blah, schma...", ozone, yellow cab... this book includes it all. Božičević's is not a poetry enamored of the archaic. Following in O'Hara's footsteps, it challenges us to place the stuff of daily life under the adjective 'poetic.'"

We're delighted to report that Andrew Zornoza's *Where I Stay* is hanging tough at #7 on SPD's Fiction Bestsellers list, and Ana Bozicevic's *Stars of the Night Commute* receives not one but five shoutouts at No Tell Motel's "Best Poetry Books of 2009" list.

At Trickhouse, Tarpaulin Sky Press author Gordon Massman (*The Essential Numbers 1991-2008*) is interviewed by Ana Bozicevic, Blake Butler, Elena Georgiou, Amy King, and Selah Saterstrom.

Trickhouse #5 is Tarpaulin Sky #16. Curated by Noah Saterstrom. Featuring Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Thalia Field, Anne Waldman, Lisa Jarnot, Caroline Bergvall, Joanna Howard, Heide Hatry, Lisa Birman, Brandon Shimoda, Lisa Schumaier, Gordon Massman, Amy King, Ana Bozicevic, Josh Friedman, and Verbobala.

Documentby Ana Bozicevic Poetry chapbook, 20 pagesOctopus Books, 2007 Reviewed by Chris Tonelli With her second chapbook, Document, Ana Bozicevic provides us with a...