Dejan Matić, born in 1979 in Kruševac, Serbia, graduated in Serbian language and literature at the School of Philology at the University of Belgrade. He is one of the founders and the editor of the Treći Trgliterary magazine ( www.trecitrg.org.rs), in Belgrade. He is also the founder of the Belgrade Poetry and Book Festival – Trgni se! Poezija! For several years he has been the secretary of the editorial of the magazines Istočnikand Poezija(Belgrade).
He also writes poetry, and his poems have been published in magazines and anthologies in Serbia and Poland. His poems have been translated into Polish and included in an anthology of young Serbian poetry War and MP3 (Krakow, 2007). He lives and works in Belgrade.
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