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Cvetkovic, Lidija

Lidija Cvetkovic was born in the former Yugoslavia in 1967 and came to Australia in 1980. After working as a teacher, she completed an Arts Degree at the University of Queensland and currently works as a psychologist in Brisbane.
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War Is Not The Season For Figs

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Lidija Cvetkovic's War is not the Season for Figs is an arresting collection of poems, deeply informed by personal experience of recent Balkan conflicts and a sensitivity to place, the nailprints of history, and a personal commitment to the value of testimony. Cvetkovic's poetry has the tautness of focus and the concentration of lyricism at its most pellucid. "Strong, resonant, purposeful: these poems don't cajole the reader, they guide and direct the reader with the passion of deep-felt urgency to that place where the present and the past generate sparks off each other. This is where the lyric is reaching us in the twenty-first century." Thomas Shapcott