Sprinting from the Graveyard is a brilliant and ghastly series of poems by Serbian poet Goran Simi?. Based on Simi?'s three harrowing years spent with his muslim wife and their two young children during the seige of Sarajevo, the poems are remarkably unpolitical, and instead are offered in the vein of simple observation with touches of irony, often as plain as a simple newspaper report. This powerful style makes each poem all the more moving and dreadful as it drives home the day-to-day detail of resident's lives, such as the bleak laughter of an eyewitness, and accounts of the incredible energy summoned up by those struggling to move on. Translated into English by acclaimed poet David Harsent, this compelling collection brings to vivid life the candid face of war.
About the Author Goran Simi?, born in Bosnia in 1952, is a poet and essayist. About the Translator David Harsent is the author of five collections of poetry, including News from the Front and Mister Punch.