Andrea Jurjević is a poet and literary translator. She grew up in Rijeka, Croatia, in the former Yugoslavia, before immigrating to the United States. Her debut poetry collection Small Crimes won the Philip Levine Prize, and her chapbook Nightcall was selected for the ACME Poem Company Surrealist Poetry Series. Her book-length translations from Croatian include Mamasafari (Diálogos Press, 2018) and Dead Letter Office (The Word Works, 2020), which was shortlisted for the 2021 National Translation Award in Poetry.

Her work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in The Believer, TriQuarterly, The Missouri Review, Crazyhorse and The New Republic, among many others. She was the recipient of a Robinson Jeffers Tor Prize, a Tennessee Williams Scholarship from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, a Hambidge Fellowship, and the 2018 Georgia Author of the Year award.

Andrea lives in Atlanta, Georgia, and teaches in the English department at Georgia State University. She’s currently finishing a new poetry manuscript and is trying her hand at writing short stories.

Photo by Forest McMullin