09/02/2017

It just so happened that in its first weeks, ZiN Daily has tackled a number of translations from Croatian to English. In all instances we were dealing with poetry, though by distinctly different authors of distinctly different poetics. One thing they  have in common: an awareness of what can be clumsily termed as “the size of the language” and a certain reluctance towards translation (if not even outright defiance towards it).

First was the case of Simo Mraović, a jovial, witty poet who used simple, e...

26/01/2017

 #simo mraovic #from the tip of the prow #give us today our daily gif 

19/01/2017

We first met Simo Mraović many years ago, when we were wrapping up university studies in Zagreb and he was one of our colleagues at Jutarnji list as well as a publisher of Pop&Pop. Simo read an early version of our first novel Raj, which meant a lot to us at the time. We remember him as a gentle soul with a meditative smile, and who didn’t try very hard to make himself heard. We felt that he was more focused on listening to others.

Simo was the type of poet and literary worker who more people should n...

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