(C-60 cassette released by Counter Culture Chronicles, 2020)
Serbian born poet, author, critic and correspondent Nina Zivancevic (1957) saw her first book published in 1982. In the two preceding years she worked as a secretary and assistant to Allen Ginsberg. Ragged Lion Press and CCC have now released on cassette an interview of Ginsberg by his former assistant recorded in New York in 1995 plus a selection of Zivancevic’s poetry, for the greater part accompanied by music.
So far Zivancevic has published more than twenty books – poetry and prose – and has translated numerous works into Serbian. In 1996 she was appointed an official Serbian, Croatian and Bosnian translator for the International Tribunal for War Crimes in the Hague. With a thesis on the work of Serbian author Milos Crnjanski she completed her PhD in Comparative Literature and Slavic Studies at Université Nancy 2 in 2001. She herself taught English Language and Literature at the Sorbonne and provided colleges at several other European universities. Nina Zivancevic, currently living in Paris, has received three awards and a grant for her outstanding literary achievements.