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Barbara Delać (1994, Kotor) has published two books of poetry: Tomorrowland (Narodno pozorište Timočke krajine – Centar za kulturu Zoran Radmilović: Festival mladih pesnika, 2018; Nova knjiga, 2019) and Gdje smo ovo, pričaj mi (Where are we, talk to me) (OKF, 2020). She graduated Modern and Contemporary Theory of Art. She is the winner of several awards and residencies, among them is the Berlin-Stipendium, awarded by the Academy of Arts in Berlin, and Reading Balkans. During her residency in Berlin, she wrote the poem Gdje smo ovo, pričaj mi, which had its premiere in Berlin, in collaboration with the singer-songwriter Sara Renar. Her poetry was translated into German, English, French, Albanian, Russian, Slovenian, Polish and Greek.

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2015

Jana Radičević (1997, Podgorica) has published two books of poetry ako kažem može postati (if said, it can become the truth) istina (Partizanska knjiga, 2019) and a long poem zona neutralnog pritiska (zone of neutral pressure) (Partizanska knjiga, 2022), which has been translated into German under the title zone des neutralen druckes (Edition Thanhäuser, 2022). Currently, she is a master’s student of German studies at the University of Würzburg in Germany. She is the youngest holder of the literature scholarship Writer of the City of Graz for 2020/21. Her poetry was translated into German, English, French, Italian, Macedonian, Albanian, Russian, Slovenian and Greek.

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2015

Luka Boljević (1994, Podgorica) has published a book of poetry Meso jezika (eng.The flesh of the tongue) (Narodno pozorište Timočke krajine – Centar za kulturu Zoran Radmilović: Festival mladih pesnika, 2020; OKF, 2022). He is a law graduate. His poetry has been published in numerous anthologies and literary magazines, including: Povelja, Beogradski književni časopis, ARS and Vesna. He was selected for translation into German at the competition and project Time with(out) Utopia. Network of Young Writers, a project supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and published in the Austrian magazine Lichtungen, as well as in the anthology Nouvelle poésie BCMS, published by Slavitude (Paris, 2021), in which his poem, translated into French, was published.

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2015

Nikola Ćorac (1991, Podgorica) has published a book of poetry We Weren’t Warned (OKF, 2020). He is a student at the Department of Montenegrin Language and South Slavic Literature at the Faculty of Philology in Nikšić. He also studied South Slavic Studies as an exchange student at the University of Graz in Austria. His poems have been published in many anthologies and magazines, including Lichtungen, ARS, Poezija and Povelja. He was one of the finalists of the 33rd Festival of Young Poets in Zaječar and the 49th Ratković Poetry Evenings in Bijelo Polje, where he won the third prize for poetry. His poetry has been translated into German, French, English and Greek.

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2015

Nataša Gudelj (1997, Trebinje) has published a book of poetry Heterotopija (Heterotopia) (RVP, 2022). She is a Master student in Digital Economy at the University of Economics in Vienna. She is a winner of several awards, among them: Ratković Poetry Evenings 2021, Sremčevi dani – Bal u Elemiru 2021, Ulaznica 2019, and she was a finalist in several literary competitions, including: Festival of Young Poets in Zaječar and Mladi Dis. Her poetry has been published in numerous anthologies and literary magazines, including: Rukopisi (40, 41, 42, 43), ARS, Vesna, and can also be found in the selection of the Podgorica Art Festival competition (2019). Her poetry has been translated into French and Greek.

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2015

Milena Radević (1998, Podgorica) graduated French language and literature. She won two third-place prizes at the competition for young poets at the 50th and 51st Ratković Poetry Evenings. She was one of the finalists at the competition for the first book of poetry at the festival Trgni se! Poezija by Publisher Treći Trg from Belgrade for the year 2022. Her poems have been published in numerous anthologies and literary magazines, among them ARS, Fragment, Libartes. Her poetry has been translated into German and published in the Austrian magazine Lichtungen, into French and published in the anthology Nouvelle poésie BCMS of the publishing house Slavitude, into Polish and published on the literary platform Babiniec Literacki.

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2015

Marko Stanojkovski (1998, Podgorica) graduated in English language and literature. He was one of the finalists of the 47th Ratković Poetry Evenings in Bijelo Polje. He was shortlisted for the Treći Trg 2018 competition for the first book of poetry. His poetry has been published in the collections of works of the Young Writer’s Forum, in the anthology Rukopisi 41 and in the literary magazines ARS and Script.

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2015

Milica Bošnjak (2001, Nikšić) is a student of Applied Physiotherapy in Igalo, Montenegro. She is a member of the St. Sava choir in Herceg Novi, a volunteer at the humanitarian organization SPONA. Since 2020, she has been a member of the Young Writer’s Forum. Her poetry was published in the seventh collection of works of the Forum of Young Writers.

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2020

Anđela Bulajić (1995, Cetinje) graduated in Theater production at the Faculty of Contemporary Arts in Belgrade. She was one of the finalists at the competition for the first book of poetry at the festival Trgni se! Poezija by Publisher Treći Trg from Belgrade for the year 2022. Since 2020, she has been a member of the Young Writer’s Forum. Her poems were published in the sixth and seventh collection of works of the Young Writer’s Forum, in the 72nd issue of the magazine KUŠ!, as well as in the anthology Rukopisi 44.

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2020

Stefanija Brčić (2001, Beograd) is a student at the Faculty of Medicine in Podgorica. She was a finalist of the 28th poetry competition Desanka Maksimović in Valjevo. Her poetry was published in the online magazine of the Faculty of Philosophy in Niš, in the book Sto mladih talenata grada Beograda (eng. A Hundred Young Talents of the City of Belgrade) (2013), as well as on the platform bludni stih. Since 2022, she has been a member of the Young Writer’s Forum.

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2022

Coordinator of the Young Writer’s Forum in the Cultural Informative Center Budo Tomović in Podgorica

Valentina Knežević (1978, Podgorica) acquired a degree in World literature and literary theory from the University of Belgrade Faculty of Philology. She worked as a cultural journalist for several Montenegrin media: the daily newspapers Publika, Radio 98 and Radio Television of Montenegro. Since 2012 she has been an editor of the literature program in the Cultural Informative Center Budo Tomović in Podgorica. She coordinates the work of the Forum of Young Writers community, whose members have been assembling since 2015. She is editor-in- chief of an annual regional literary festival LiTeritorija, founded in 2016.

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