Monika Herceg

Monika Herceg (born 1990, Sisak, Croatia) is a poet, playwright, editor, and feminist. She is the author of three poetry collections, including the widely acclaimed Početne koordinate (2018; Initial Coordinates), Lovostaj (2019; Closed Season), and Vrijeme prije jezika (2020; Time Before the Tongue). She has received six national prizes for her poetry collections, and most recently two national awards for her play scripts Gdje se kupuju nježnosti (2020; Where to Buy Tenderness) and Ubij se, tata (Kill Yourself, Dad). She explores the topics of poverty, domestic violence, immigration, and class and gender inequalities.


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