An Entryway / Taylor Bump

Hurrying you along from one bustling cafe to the next train stop and plunking you down in the middle of an existential crisis, “Berlin Journal” by Josip Novakovich is travel literature at is best. More than a well-written itinerary entry, the journal is insightful and revealing. Novakovich speaks to the reader in an intentionally causal […]

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“Snow Powder” / Brad Lancaster

In his collection of short stories entitled Infidelities: Stories of War and Lust, Josip Novakovich writes one piece called Snow Powder. In this story, a young boy named Mirko lives in his village as an outsider at school due to his common habit of flaunting his knowledge in class. The kids tease him and even the girl […]

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“Hail” / Cai Doran

Josip Novakovich’s short story “Hail” is the story of Haris, a Buddhist pacifist fighting for the Bosnian Muslim forces. The story takes place during the conflict between the Muslims and the Serbians. Haris and his group attempt to ambush a Serbian camp but end up attacking their own in the mist and confusion. Haris is […]

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A Rap: Novakovich / Nataliegh Lay

Novakovich and his lad Went to Blue Note to listen to jazz; When listening to his story it’s like talking to your friend, Conversational tone is the message it sends. What does that mean? It means he’s not grand, There isn’t formality, he’s easy to understand. He’s relatable and credible and funny too, Like chattin’ […]

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