It is with great pleasure that I honor our dear friend Mira Mataric, and celebrate her poetry here. She has been celebrated internationally for her work, and received many honors from Serbian Cultural organizations, her homeland as well as recognized writer in the US. Mira is a beautiful poet and writer of novels, stories and autobiographical and biographical pieces. She is a wonderful translator, and champions the work of other wonderful Serbian poets lesser known in the US. We will introduce them here, with her translation. We will hold a celebration of Serbian Culture and the translations of these poets into English on December 17, 2010 at our Poets Salon at our home in Pasadena. Mira's husband Gene pictured below with Mira, will present, along with Mira's program, a series of slides from their trips to Serbia, showing important places and events.
Mira, as well as writing and publishing her own work since for many years, has enjoyed translating and introducing writers in many languages that are dear to her art, and especially new work of Serbian poets, that would not be read by English speakers otherwise.