Dejan Stojanovic March 11,1959

Dejan Stojanovic was born in Pec, Kosovo (the former Yugoslavia) , in 1959. Although a lawyer by education, he has never practiced law and instead became a journalist. He is a poet, essayist, philosopher, and businessman and published six critically acclaimed books of poetry in Serbia:

'Circling, '

'The Sun Watches Itself, '

'The Sign and Its Children, '

'The Shape, '

'The Creator, '

'Dance of Time.'

In 1986, as a young writer, he was recognized among 200 writers at the Bor (former Yugoslavia) Literary Festival. He also received the prestigious 'Rastko Petrovic' Award from the Society of Serbian Writers for his book of interviews with major European and American artists and intellectuals.

In addition to poetry and prose, he has worked as a correspondent for the Serbian weekly magazine 'Pogledi' ('Views') . His book of interviews from 1990 to1992 in Europe and America, entitled 'Conversations, ' included interviews with several major American writers, including Nobel Laureate Saul Bellow, Charles Simic, and Steve Tesic.

He has been living in Chicago since 1990.

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Quotes (3)

The deeper thought is, the taller it becomes.
Dejan Stojanovic
My feelings are too loud for words and too shy for the world.
Dejan Stojanovic
The most complicated skill is to be simple.
Dejan Stojanovic

Comments (3)

Dancing of sounds is a beautiful poem on nature versus art...Yes, art is a mere imitation of life and nature in particular...
Astounding insights! Wisdom abounds in your words... THANK YOU!
POETS HAVE ONE THING IN COMMON. LOVE FOR THE PEOPLE AND THEY ARE LIKE SOLDIERS IN WAR.THEY RESCUE EACH OTHER, HELP EACH OTHER AND DIE FOR THE WHOLE COMMUNITY.THANK YOU FOR BEING A POET.