Translated by Omer Hadžiselimović
Illustrations by Mario Chromý
Our first book, the poetry collection Hyperborea, came out in early February, 2016. It was published in 32 copies, or bibliophile versions (16 illustrated and 16 nonillustrated; ISBN 978-80-260-9357-2). The books were manufactured by hand and took a lot of care to put together. Handmade paper of the Papyrea Premium variety was used for both versions. The covers were made of a mix of hemp fiber and flax, with an admixture of water hyacinths. The slipcase was constructed of durable archival cardboard for long-lasting storage of artistic artifacts and archival materials.
Hyperborea was first published in 2011 by Aula in Prague. It was re-published in 2013 in Sarajevo by the Mak Dizdar Foundation, after having been awarded the Slovo Makovo – Mak Dizdar Prize as the best poetry book published in Bosnian/Croatian/Monte-negrin Serbian in 2012. Samizdat is now offering Hyperborea in English, in Omer Hadžiselimović's translation.