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BILJANA OBRADOVIC

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BILJANA OBRADOVIC is originally from Yugoslavia and holds the BA in English Language and Literature from Belgrade University, the MFA in Creative Writing, Poetry from Virginia Commonwealth University, and the PhD in English with a creative dissertation from the University of Nebraska — Lincoln. Her second collection of poems is entitled Le Riche Monde, a bilingual edition (Belgrade, Raska Skola, and Merrick, NY, Cross-Cultural Communications 1999). Her first collection of poems, Frozen Embraces, a bilingual edition (Belgrade, Center of Emigrants from Serbia, 1997), won the Rastko Petrovic Award for the Best Book of 1998. Her poems also appear in Three Poets in New Orleans (Xavier Review Press, 2000). Her other works include a Serbian translation of John Gery's American Ghosts: Selected Poems, a bilingual edition (Belgrade, Raska Skola, and Merrick, NY, Cross-Cultural Communications 1999). Her work has appeared in such magazines as Poetry East, Bloomsbury Review, Prairie Schooner, Plum Review, and Knjizevne Novine. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize twice and is the winner of the Masaryk medal from the Czech Academy of Arts. She is a Member of the Association of Writers of Serbia and Assistant Professor of English at Xavier University of Louisiana, in New Orleans.



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