Born: November 03 1972 in Novi Sad Serbia
Resides: Novi Sad, Serbia
E-mail: petrovicsanja72 (at) gmail (dot) com
Sanja Petrović completed the Technical Faculty in Zrenjanin. She is a member of the Union of Writers in the homeland and the diaspora, the Society of Writers of Vojvodina, and the Serbian Writers' Association. She is also is a founding member of the Women's Haiku Group that was founded in 2008 in Novi Sad on the iniciative of Putujuće haiku društvo-PHD (Traveling Haiku Fellowship-THF), Novi Sad, Serbia (http://haiku80.on.neobee.net), founded in 2006. Other members include Olivera Šijački, Ljiljana Petrović ,and Ljubica Vukov Davčik. This is the first haiku group of this type, consisting of women only, in our country and in a broader region. These poets have already published their solo and collaborative collections of classic poetry, and have decided to continue with their joint efforts and thus advance writing of haiku poetry, a poetic form described by Isidora Sekulic as " a poem as short as a breath." The product of the joint effort of the members is their first haiku collection entitled Sjaj ravnice (The Glow of the Plane). It comprises haiku accompanied by sheet music for some pieces composed by Ljiljana Petrović, children drawings, the members' biographies and the "Opinion about the Haiku Collection Sjaj ravnice" written by Nebojša Simin, a renowned haiku poet, former editor of the haiku magazine Haiku pismo and an active member of the Novi Sad Haiku club Aleksandar Nejgebaur.
Books Published: [poetry]: Mask in the Mirror (Sana Roofs, SR. Karlovci, 1997); Playful Poppy (Sana, Kula, 1997); Time is like a harmonica (Futura Publications, Novi Sad, 2007); [children's books]: Pearls for my mom (Futura Publications, Novi Sad, 2006); Children, what do you think about. .. (poet, Belgrade, 2008) [in the book of haiku poetry, is represented as one of the authors: Gloss Plain, Sphere, Novi Sad, 2008); [manuals in collaboration with Svetlana Pollak]: Men, what do you think about. .. (poet, Belgrade, 2008); Emotional detoxification for seven days (poet, Belgrade, 2009); [collection of stories]: From case to case (Arte, Belgrade 2009).
Credits: All selections are from the Women's Haiku Group anthology, Sjaj ravnice (The Glow of the Plane) [translated by SaĹĄa VaĹiÄ, Serbia).