Jana Putrle Srdić (1975, Ljubljana) is a poet, art film reviewer, and translator of poetry who lives in Ljubljana and works as a visual art producer. Poetically interested in the bizarre changes of the world we live in, she is never willing to give up the small, passing-by and ‘unimportant’. A personal statement is in her opinion radically important and the claim for one’s own intimacy has always been an unpleasant element in our world of collective demands.
She has collaborated in numerous art projects combining poetry with new media, and has published two collections of poetry: Kutine (Quinces, 2003) and Lahko se zgodi karkoli (Anything Could Happen, 2007) with a third To noč bodo hrošči prilezli iz zemlje (Tonight the Beetles Will Crawl Out of the Ground) forthcoming in 2014. A collection in Spanish translation was published in Buenos Aires in 2001 titles Puede pasar cualquier cosa. She has been translated into 12 languages and published in magazines abroad.
She studied Russian language and literature and Librarianship and Information Science (Faculty of Arts, Ljubljana). Besides translating poetry from English, Russian and Serbian (Robert Hass, Sapphire, Ana Ristović, Contemporary Russian Poetry), she has worked as a cultural manager for different organisations: Centre for Slovenian Literature, Studio 2050, Gallery Kapelica, and her own non-profit cultural organisation Zavod Gulag. For 3 years she led literary conversations in Ljubljana’s Daktari nightclub.