Saturday, August 1, 2020





ANCA MIHAELA BRUMA: Do you come from a literary background?


ANCA MIHAELA BRUMA: What inspired you to start writing?

SLAVKA BOŽOVIĆ: Love to poetry and support from school teachers.

ANCA MIHAELA BRUMA: What writers did you enjoy reading as a child?

SLAVKA BOŽOVIĆ: Miroslav Antic, DesankaMaksimovic, Pablo Neruda, Fyodor Dostoevsky

ANCA MIHAELA BRUMA: What literary pilgrimages have you gone on?


ANCA MIHAELA BRUMA: How did you get started as a poet?

SLAVKA BOŽOVIĆ: I have started as child while attending literary sections.

ANCA MIHAELA BRUMA: How do your poems develop? Please guide us through the stages of a poem!

SLAVKA BOŽOVIĆ: My poetry has developed with maturing my personality from child to adult. So development stages are: late childhood, emotional development, moral development, adulthood.

ANCA MIHAELA BRUMA: What, in your opinion, are the most important elements of good writing?

SLAVKA BOŽOVIĆ: The most important element for good writing is good understanding. Right thought has to precede beautiful and truthful expression.

ANCA MIHAELA BRUMA: What is the most difficult part about writing for you?

SLAVKA BOŽOVIĆ: The most difficult part is taking the attitude during the writing about precisely defined subject matter.

ANCA MIHAELA BRUMA: How did you manage to fit writing in with other demands on your time? Are you good at managing your time?

SLAVKA BOŽOVIĆ: Writing poetry if my hobby. After I finish my duties I use my free time for creativity.

ANCA MIHAELA BRUMA: Who are your favourite living poets?

SLAVKA BOŽOVIĆ: Isidora Bjelica, Ratko Božović, Bajram Ređžepagić, Mišel Uelbek, Milisav Popović

ANCA MIHAELA BRUMA: How did you first get published?

SLAVKA BOŽOVIĆ: I published my work for the first time in elementary school in a children's magazine “Pionir”.

ANCA MIHAELA BRUMA: Have you ever had a work rejected?

SLAVKA BOŽOVIĆ: No, my poetry was never rejected.

ANCA MIHAELA BRUMA: Can you give any advice to someone wanting to write and publish poetry?

SLAVKA BOŽOVIĆ: My advice is that you need lot of will and patience and if you ever left without desire for writing, you have to continue despite the blockade.

ANCA MIHAELA BRUMA: What is the imagery or mood in your poem?

SLAVKA BOŽOVIĆ: It depends on my mood, but the prevalent one is sleepy, calm, little melancholic. Mostly it is the moonlight time, flying with dream wings, emotionally, fluttering in the endless galactic fields looking for what I really want…

ANCA MIHAELA BRUMA: What are the structural or stylistic techniques you use in your poetry?

SLAVKA BOŽOVIĆ: Usually I use stylistic technique in rime creation (traditional technique) which is not neither easy nor simple.

ANCA MIHAELA BRUMA: What's the worst advice you hear authors give writers?

SLAVKA BOŽOVIĆ: “Writing is relativistic matter. You like to write but it doesn’t mean that you are writer.”

ANCA MIHAELA BRUMA: What does success mean to you? What is the definition of success?

SLAVKA BOŽOVIĆ: For me, success id wind in my back. It is impulse for further, for better… Success is when you believe in your work, believe in its purpose and its objective.

ANCA MIHAELA BRUMA: How do you handle literary criticism?

SLAVKA BOŽOVIĆ: It depends on its weight. I understand criticism as well-intentioned advice so it helps me to learn something new…

ANCA MIHAELA BRUMA: Are you working on anything at the present you would like to share with your readers about?

SLAVKA BOŽOVIĆ: Yes, I am working on the new collection of poetry with title “Sparkle in the eye”.

ANCA MIHAELA BRUMA: If you had to describe yourself as a writer in three words, what would they be?

SLAVKA BOŽOVIĆ: Ambitious dreamer and romantic.

SLAVKA BOŽOVIĆ was born on 1965. in Niksic - Montenegro, where she graduated from the School of Economics and lives, works and creates in her hometown. She created poetry from her early childhood, and was a member of numerous recitation, acting and creative sections. Her works have been presented in more than 80 regional and world anthologies and joint collections, and have been translated into several world languages. She also has a significant share in electronic journals, domestic and foreign websites, as well as on radio frequencies where it is heard on all meridians. She has won numerous high awards: statues, medals, charters, plaques, diplomas, certificates ... at local and international festivals. Her poetry is highly ranked in the world. Slavka was named captain of world poetry at the world's most visited forum "StoriMirron" She is also the guardian of world poetry and the winner of the bronze medal for 2020 from - Silvio Bartolazio - president of world poetry. As a dedicated humanitarian activist who participates in contributing to the spread of love for peace and tolerance of humanity Slavka was inaugurated as an ambassador of peace for Montenegro and the winner of the prestigious "Icon of Peace" award. She also received the international title of Ambassador for Culture and Creativity from the International Cultural Forum for Humanity and Creativity. The Luso-Brazilian Academy of Arts and Poetry awarded Slavka Bozovic the title of academic coordinator of Montenegro. Slavka is an exemplary wife and mother of three adult children - academic citizens.

ANCA MIHAELA BRUMA: Educator, lecturer, performance poet, eclectic thinker, mentor with staunch multi-cultural mindset and entrepreneurial attitude, Anca Mihaela Bruma considers herself a global citizen, having lived in four continents. Her eclecticism can be seen in her intertwined studies, she pursued: a Bachelor of Arts (Romania) and a Master of Business Administration (Australia). The author labels her own writings as being “mystically sensual”, a tool and path for women to claim their own inner feminine powers. She uses poetics as a form of literary education, self-discovery and social.

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