About me

Welcome to my blog !

I promised to update this page and finally …here are few words about me, I look forward to learning more about you and your work.

I was born in Croatia and moved to the USA in 1986. My creativity is expressed in various artistic media, from painting, photography,ceramics/ pottery to my most beloved hobby – poetry writing.   I started to write poetry as a teenager and continued to write to through these years, sometimes more, sometimes randomly….it was always close to me.

Prior to emigrating to the USA, my poetry was written exclusively in my native Croatian language. Around 1998 I was encouraged to create my first poetry in the English language. Since then most of my work is written in the English . (although lately I am trying to write more in Croatian as well, at least during my vacations and visits to my homeland).

I participated annually in poetry readings through my association with poets from Croatia based in NYC, in the events “ The Evening of Croatian Poetry”. First two events were organized in New York City, I last participated at one poetry reading in San Pedro, California, where the book  “Letters to my Croatia” was promoted and presented to public. I  used to participate in poetry readings in various clubs in New York City and my desire is to return to such venues one day, as they were exciting (and  nerve wrecking at the same time ) *s*.


Published work:

1992 “American Variations” – a collection of twenty poems published in the literary magazine “Rival” in Rijeka, Croatia (Volume # 5, Pages 21-28)

2000 “Letters to my Croatia” – (a book of poems published in Croatian language under the title “Pisma Mojoj Hrvatskoj” as a compilation of poems representing six Croatian poets) (My poems are written in Croatian language (8) and in English language (2) . Pages: 71-86)

Between 1989 and 2007- published individual poems through various Poetry Contests in the USA. And since then , mostly posted online on my own website, through few e-zines, blogs and recently FB, WP.

In the last few years I’ve become more interested in photography, as digital cameras provide with endless opportunities to delete, delete, edit, save, share, email  images etc. It used to be a very expensive hobby and I am glad that it became more readily available . It’s a joy and I can’t seem to tire  of it.

That is it ….for now.  Thank you for reading, for visiting my blog and for continuous inspiration all of you offer so generously. I love this community.

Now..let’s have some fun with our photos and words !

24 Responses to “About me”

  1. Hi and thanks for liking my post today! I really like the concept in your blog subtitle…the part about “slowly spilling out”. It is a process. Looks like you are having fun with it! Keep on keeping on! I a new to WordPress and finding lots of inspiration!

  2. Olga Brajnović Says:

    Thank you for stopping by my blog from five to fifty and liking my post “a first time return”. You know? My mom was born in Senj, close to Rijeka. All you are writing about Rijeka is very familiar to me. I’m impressed with your curricula. You can write poetry in two languages! That’s a major achievement. My father did so in Croatian and Spanish. I’m glad to meet you through your blog.

    • Hello Olga, so very nice to meet you in this blogging world. I am familiar with Senj, though I haven’t been there since my teenage years. It would be great to see some of your father’s writing as well. Stay in touch !

      • Olga Brajnović Says:

        I will. I can send you some of my father’s poems in Croatian in PDF format if you want. He died several years ago. He wrote in Croatian and Spanish poems, short stories and novels. He was a journalist and a teacher at The University of Navarre in Spain.

  3. Wonderful writings!!

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  5. I swear I updated my profile,but it doesn’t show in “about me”..hmm

  6. :))) well, I wish You the very best of Good Luck!
    We all start here..and sometimes it’s hard, sometimes it’s easy! be constant and true to yourself!
    and Thank you for the Like!

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