Jovan Zivlak 
Author

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Jovan Zivlak 
Author

* 09.10.1949, Nakovo, Srbija
živi v: Novi Sad, Srbija

Jovan Zivlak was born in Nakovo, in Banat, a region of Vojvodina, near the Romanian border in October 1949. He graduated from the University of Novi Sad with a degree in Serbian language and literature.

Zivlak is a poet, editor and publisher and a central figure in Serbian modern and postmodern poetry in the 20th and 21st century.  His first book of poetry appeared in 1969 (Seafarer). He founded several literary magazines (Polja, Zlatna greda) as well as two Editions (Svetovi, Adresa).

Zivlak has edited works by well-known Serbian writers (Laza Kostić, Jovan Dučić, Dušan Vasiljev, Danilo Kiš, Milorad Pavić, etc.) and has written studies about them.

Jovan Zivlak has published eleven volumes of poetry and three of essays in Serbian to date. His poems focus on the gaps in reality, and his poetry is influenced by the art of discretion, a stage for painful absence. Based on a distrust of the present, Zivlak refers to metaphysical knowledge and places the action of the subject over the modern in the foreground. As an expression of metaphysical self-exploration his language transmits clear and solidly structured images, fragmentary impressions and deep reflections that seek to decode the mystery of the modern world. “Zivlak's spiritual and philosophical views provide the backdrop to their own morphology of society and culture in which the ambivalent role of man in relation to nature is expressed and, moreover, his position within his own culture and history is explored.”

Zivlak's poetry has been translated into several languages, e.g. English, German, Spanish and several more;  he is considered one of the most translated Serbian poets at present. He received major Serbian awards for poetry, e.g. the Vasko Popa Award (2015).

Objave
  • Brodar

    poetry

    1969

  • Večernja škola

    poetry

    1974

  • Čestar

    poetry

    1977

  • Tronožac

    poetry

    1979

  • Trépied

    poetry in French translation

    1981

  • Čekrk

    poetry

    1983

  • Penge

    poetry in Hungarian translation

    1984

  • Trinožnik

    poetry in Macedonian translation

    1985

  • Napev

    poetry

    1989

  • Zimski izveštaj

    selected poems

    Rijeka: Izdavački centar Rijeka, 1989

  • Čegrtuša

    poetry

    1991

  • Zol gostin

    poetry in Macedonian translation

    1991

  • Obretenje

    selected poems

    Beograd: Draganić, 1993, 1994, 1995

  • Il cuore del mascalazone

    poetry in Italian translation

    1994

  • Jedenje knjige

    essay

    1996

  • Zly host

    poetry in Slovakian translation

    1997

  • Penitenta

    poetry in Romanian translation

    1998

  • Poèmes choisis

    poetry translated into French by Boris Lazic

    Lausanne: L’Age d’Homme, 1999

  • Aurine senke

    essay

    1999

  • Ostrvo

    poetry

    2001

  • Pesme 1979–2005

    poetry

    Banja Luka: Glas srpski Grafika, 2006

  • Sećanje i senke

    essay

    2007

  • Zol gostin i drugi pesni

    poetry in Macedonian translation

    2007

  • Mitlesebuch 79

    Gedichte in deutscher Überstezt von Zlatko Krasni u.a.

    Berlin: Aphaia, 2009

  • Зъл гост и други стихове

    poetry in Bulgarian translation

    2009

  • Despre gaide

    poetry in Romanian translation

    2009

  • O gajdama

    poetry

    2010

  • Слизане

    poetry in Bulgarian translation

    2012

  • Winterbericht

    Gedichte in deutscher Übersetzung

    Leipzig: Leipziger Literaturverlag, 2013

  • Szczeliny czasu

    poetry in Polish translation

    2013

  • Зимски извештај

    poetry in Macedonian translation

    2014

  • Le roi des oies

    poetry in French translation

    2014

  • Informe invernal

    poetry in Spanish translation

    2014

  • Pod oblacima

    poetry

    2015

  • Sablasti poezije

    essay

    2017

  • Зимний отчет

    poetry in Russian translation

    2017

  • Sub nori

    poetry in Romanian translation

    2018

Nagrade
  • 1974 Mlada Struga

  • 1992 Pavle Marković Adamov (for poetry)

  • 1993 Kruna Despota Stefana Lazarevića (for poetry)

  • 1995 Stanislav Vinaver (for essay)

  • 1997 Dušan Vasiljev (for poetry)

  • 1998 Golden Badge of KPZ Serbia (literature and publishing)

  • 1999 Writers' Association of Vojvodina Book of the Year Award (for the essay The Shadows of Aura)

  • 2001 Stevan Pešić Award (for complete work),

  • 2001 City of Novi Sad October Award for literature

  • 2003 Milica Stojadinović Srpkinja (for poetry)

  • 2006 Velika Bazjaška povelja Temišvar (for poetry)

  • 2010 Dimitrije Mirtinovic Award (for poetry)

  • 2014 Petar Kočić

  • 2015 Arka's Award

  • 2015 Vasko Popa Award

  • 2015 Frontiera poesis

  • 2016 Književno žezlo

  • 2016 Teodor Pavlović

  • 2017 Venac Laze Kostića

  • 2017 Akademija Ivo Andrić

  • 2017 Nichita Stanscu