Nenad Trajković (Serbia)

Nenad Trajković (Serbia)
 
Nenad Trajković (1982) is a Serbian poet, essayist, literary critic and traslator. He graduated from Faculty of Law, University of Kragujevac, Serbia. He has published three collections of poetry, Traces (2008), I’m Taking You to the Museum (2011), and Wind From The Tongue (2016, for which he got The Rade Tomic Prize). His works have been published widely in literary magazines and national newspapers in Serbia and abroad. Translated into English, German, French, Polish, Macedonian, Slovakian, Russian, Bulgarian, Spanish and Romanian.
He has translated and edited collection of poetry The Hero Of The Forgotten Class by Zvonko Taneski, Secret Letters by Slavica Gadzova Sviderska and Way to Mildness by Jovica Tasevski Eternijan from Macedonian into Serbian. In 2013 he received the award given by the Bulgarian publisher Melnik. In 2015 he received the award Rade Tomic for the best poetry manuscript in Serbia. He is a founder and editor of an international literary manifestation Pisanija. He is the member of Serbian Literary Society.
 
 
ON THE WIRE
 
in a village my father comes from
the toilets were outside
their paper on a rusty wire
when I first entered them
I found Emily Bronte
whom my grandfather had tried to hang there
it was unpleasant
to be there with a lady
so I took her out in my arms
in the morning
I was shown a suitcase full
of convicted writers
ready for hanging
and these were the first people
I ever freed
 
 
 
Marketing Fraud
 
it’s good that there are commercials
about great new things
where your consciousness travels to
removed from the courage of the decision
somebody else makes your decision
and tells you to believe in every word
which is paid per second for the duration
it’s good that there are commercials
how to know what to buy
even when you do not buy anything
 
because the beginning of all the beginnings
it’s based on lies
 
 
 
Translated by Danijela Trajkovic

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