Miloš Đurđević, born in 1961 on the island Rab. Studied Philosophy and Literature. During his student years published literary criticisms, poetry and translations, was a member of the editorial board at the Quorum magazine, worked as a literary critic at Radiojo 101 and as a journalist at Slobodna Dalmacija. Published his poetry, literary criticisms, essays and translations from English in various literary periodicals and broadcasts them on the radio.
Ana Brnardić (1980, Croatia) was born in Zagreb. She holds an M.A. in Comparative Literature and Croatian Language and Literature (University of Zagreb) and an M.A. in Music (violin; Music Academy in Zagreb). She has published four collections of poems. Some Sage’s Pencil (1998) received the Goran Award for Young Poets and the Slavić Award, which is given out by the Croatian Writers' Association for the best debut poetry collection in 1999. In 2005 her Waltzing Snakes received the Kvirin Award for young poets. The Genesis of Birds came out in 2009 and was followed by selected poems in Romanian Hotel cu muzicieni. Her new collection of poems, Uphill (Uzbrdo), was published in Zagreb in April 2015.
Ana Brnardić is coming to Days of Poetry and Wine through European poetry platform Versopolis.
Ivan Šamija (1976) has published two poetry collections: Kupolenebo (2003) – later republished as an e-edition (2006) – and Projekt Poljska (2014), in which he turned to the prose poem form. He is a member of the cultural NGO Brutal, within which he is taking part in the organization of the Brutal International Poetry Festival that annually hosts – mostly European – young poets in Zagreb. His poetry has been published in various magazines in Croatia and beyond, as well as translated into a couple of foreign languages. A scientist by vocation, he works as a molecular biologist. He lives in Zagreb.