Joy of Missing Out

Joy of Missing Out

by Ana Bozicevic

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Joy of Missing Out by Ana Bozicevic


Poetry. Women's Studies. LGBTQIA Studies. JOY OF MISSING OUT is starlite verse on death and independence for the dreamers, dropouts, rebels and the neuroatypical. A confession and sublimation of breakdowns personal and systemic, JOY OF MISSING OUT paints a playful and unflinching portrait of the ups and downs of city survival and queer romance. Simultaneously it deploys online slang and high lyrical registers, morphs the sad girl into Baba Yaga, drops truth bombs on art and politics, and puts the sin into sincerity. Even as it engineers the death of its speaker, JOY OF MISSING OUT is a paradoxically joyous litany of her endurance and a boost-plea to stay in a messed-up world and say it out loud. This anthem is best read at night or dawn when no one's around for a Like or a kiss.

"Ana Božičević invents a new language of 21st century displacement: a displacement that occurs not just in space and in time but in heart, vision and mind.The poems in JOY OF MISSING OUT range from Croatian farm fields and embroidered dresses to life spent online, emoji, chain stores and drugs. Always: emotion. No filter, she writes. Božičević is a master of the startling lyric: her poems transport, but they can also kick dirt in your face in the last line. Her casual poems are formidably informed and, also, great." —Chris Kraus

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780991429875
Publisher: Birds, LLC
Publication date: 06/05/2017
Pages: 94
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author


Ana Božičević, born in Croatia in 1977, is a poet, translator, teacher,and occasional singer. She is the author of JOY OF MISSING OUT (Birds, LLC, 2017), STARS OF THE NIGHT COMMUTE (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2009) and the Lambda Award-winning RISE IN THE FALL (Birds, LLC, 2013). She is the recipient of the 40 Under 40: The Future of Feminism award from the Feminist Press, and the PEN American Center/NYSCA grant for translating It Was Easy to Set the Snow on Fire by Zvonko Karanović, from Phoneme Media. At the PhD Program in English at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York she studied New American poetics and alternative art schools and communities, and edited lectures by Diane di Prima for LOST & FOUND: THE CUNY POETICS DOCUMENT INITIATIVE. Ana has read, taught and performed at Art Basel, Bowery Poetry Club, Harvard, Naropa University, San Francisco State University Poetry Center, the Sorbonne, Third Man Records, University of Arizona Poetry Center, and The Watermill Center. She works and teaches poetry at BHQFU, New York's freest art school.

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