Poet, MA in Economics Petrović Radmila

7500 €

Only Mountains

At the residency, I am planning to write my fourth collection of poems about the family and social burden that an individual carries with them, dealing with childhood traumas, struggling with social pressures and the shocking dynamics of the new and inherited. My verses are my rebellion against the culture of silence that is present in the Balkans and which has damaged us more than wars. I write wondering what happens if we say everything we are "forbidden" to talk about. I am trying to write it all in the language of nature with words as strong as thunder, and yet as gentle as a newborn lamb. But, let the songs speak for themselves.