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Džo Blejds


Dubravka Duric


Pesme iz kazamata
by Džo Blejds
Dubravka Duric, translator


Release: Oktobar 2005
Poetry (translated into Serbian)
71 pp, 117mm x 195mm, perfect bound, tpb
publisher: RAD a.d.
ISBN-13 978-86-09-00893-1
BJP price $12

Pesme iz kazamata is a translation from the English of Casemate Poems (Waterloo, ON: Widows & Orphans, 2004), by Joe Blades.

“Blades’ poetry is written by activating different layers of human knowledge and by articulation of this knowledge, for example, in narrations of history and geography. He moves in time (historical perspective) and in space (for example, actual events in the world at the time, such as the attack on the World Trade Center, or pointing to the contemporary racist attitudes of specific countercultures). Poetry is not a separate sacred sphere (although this point of view is not negated), but a sphere where it is possible to articulate a critical approach to the past and contemporaneity. I would like to mention the consciousness of contemporary multicultural world, and of its tendency to acknowledge the significance of marginalized cultures. Blades’ poetry participates in the construction of social everyday activities . . .”
—Dubravka Đuric, "O ovoj knjizi", from Pesme iz kazamata (Beograd: Rad, 2005)

Pošto je Blejds pesnik i umetnik,poezija nastaje paralelno sa drugim umetnickim žanrovima. U ovoj knjizi fotografija i tekst funkcionišu kao nerazdvojni elementi jedinstvenog ’celovitog umetnickog dela’. Poezija je situacionisticka, jer za citaoce i citateljke recima rekreira jedan svet umetnosti koji postoji u odredenom prostoru i vremenu.

About the Author
Džo Blejds drži recitale i izdaje knjige u periodu od  cetvrt veka. On je pisac, vizuelni umetnik, izdavac i predsednik izdavacke kuce Broken Jaw Press Inc. u Frederiktonu, Novi  Brunsvik, Kanada, a clan je urednickog saveta  casopisa Elipse. Diplomirao je na Koledžu za umetnost i dizajn u Novoj Škotskoj (BFA, 1988). Blejds izlaže umetnicka dela, radi  kao lokalni radio producent i voditelj na CHSR 97.9 FM gde ima svoj nedeljni program od 1985 godine, kurator je  Videopoema: prikazane na  filmskom festivalu Tidal Wave i urednik je devet knjiga i brošura ukljucujuci i “Nešto o izgovorenoj kanadskoj reci i Indi izdavaštvo”.  Blejds je autor oko 20 brošura i umetnickih knjiga  kao i cetiri zbirke  poezije: “Pokrivac cini komplet”, “Recna svita” (Insomniac Press, 1998), “Otvoreni put na zapad” i “Pesme iz kazamata”.

About the Translator
Dubravka Duric, is a poet, a transaltor specializing in L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E poets from the USA, and a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Beograd.


Promotion
• www.brokenjaw.com/catalog/pg108.htm
• Press conference, book launch by Joe Blades/Džo Blejds, Dubravka Duric, and Simon Simonovic, publisher. 50th Beograd Book Fair, Beograd, Serbia & Montenegro, 26 October 2005.
• Book signing by Joe Blades/Džo Blejds, Canada Stand, 50th Beograd Book Fair, Beograd, Serbia, 26 October 2005.
• Reading with Dubravka Đjurić. Narodna biblioteka Kruševac, Kruševac, Serbia, 10 April 2006.
• Reading with Dubravka Đjurić and Simon Simonović. Kulturni centar Beograda, Beograd, Serbia, 12 April 2006.

Publisher
Rad a.d.
Decanska 12
11000 Beograd
Serbia
Tel 011.381.11.3239.998 • radbooks@tehnicom.netwww.radbooks.co.yu


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