Includes poems that form a three-way dialogue between the modern poet, the Christian heretics awaiting Judgement Day beneath their enigmatically-carved tombstones, and the heretic-hunters.
Francis R. Jones has published notable translations from Serbo-Croat, including several volumes of poetry by the late Ivan V. Lalic, and poems by Vasko Popa. He teaches at the University of Newcastle. Mehmed Alija 'Mak' Dizdar (1917-1971), considered one of the greatest Yugoslav writers, was born in Stolac, southern Bosnia. After the war, in which he was a partisan in Tito's army, he became a prominent figure in Bosnian cultural life, working as newspaper editor, as book publisher and, finally, as President of the Writers' Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He died in Sarajevo.