Biljana Obradović



Biljana Obradović is a Serbian-American poet, translator, critic, Professor of English, and English Department Head at Xavier University of Louisiana. She has published four collections of poems, most recently Incognito, and has translated poetry collections from Serbian into English (Bratislav Milanović) and from English into Serbian (John Gery, Stanley Kunitz, Patrizia de Rachewiltz, Bruce Weigl, Niyi Osundare). With Dubravka Djurić, she co-edited Cat Painter: An Anthology of Contemporary Serbian Poetry.


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Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse (contributor)

An anthology of poems from women who proudly celebrate their own nastiness and that of other women who have served as nasty role models; poems by and about women defying limitations and lady-like expectations; women refusing to be "nice girls;" women embracing their inner bitch when the situation demands it; women being formidable and funny; women speaking to power and singing for the good of their souls; women being strong, sexy, strident, super-smart, and stupendous; women who want to encourage little girls to keep dreaming.


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