I'm teaching another travel writing class for Catapult, starting Feb 29


Posted by | April 20, 2012
Local Voices Croatia: Mika Buljević, Booksa

For full disclosure, I love Booksa (Martićeva 14d; closed Mondays). I had my first - and only - poetry reading in Croatia in this cafe-literary club back in 2004 so...

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Posted by | April 13, 2012
Local Voices Croatia: Dunja Janković, ŠKVER!

Dunja Janković is the force behind ŠKVER!, an experimental and fringe art festival taking place each summer in and around the shipyards of Mali Lošinj, a town on the island...

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Posted by | April 9, 2012
Introducing Local Voices Croatia

There’s been a long silence on this blog. I won’t go into what has caused the pause. You likely know the spiel: lack of time, need for cash=taking on too...

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Posted by | August 9, 2011
Poklek, my ancestral home in Croatia

Today I think of roots. I think of Poklek, my ancestral home in the countryside of Croatia. This hideaway is located in the pretty village of Zagorska Sela, an hour...

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Posted by | July 12, 2011
Croatian summer blues

I've been in Croatia for nearly a month now, where a mix of work, writing deadlines and family obligations has kept me away from the blog. But as I wrap...

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Posted by | August 3, 2010
Street Art Museum, Zagreb

Founded in spring 2010, Zagreb’s Street Art Museum doesn’t have a fixed physical home, opening hours, curators or pompous openings. This is how the museum’s director Ivana Vukšić describes the...

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Posted by | July 30, 2010
Where is home?

I returned from Croatia two days ago, about to start a frantic writing marathon in order to meet a looming book deadline in early September. My return to New York...

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Posted by | July 1, 2010
Highlights of Dalmatia

Another week of fruitful research and intense travel went by. My head is bursting with impression and information but thought I'd share some of the highlights of my ten days...

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Posted by | May 11, 2010
Street art: free expression or vandalism?

Inspired by Banksy's brilliant film Exit Through the Gift Shop that I saw last week, I am devoting this post to political acts of art around the world. While some...

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Posted by | February 2, 2010
Croatia beyond the coast

Earlier today I signed on to update the next edition of Lonely Planet Croatia, with research scheduled for the spring. It's always exciting to revisit the motherland and discover new...

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