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Tanja Bakić

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Tanja Bakić is a Montenegrin poet, music writer, literary scholar, and translator, born in 1981. She was the first student in the history of the University of Montenegro ever to graduate with a degree thesis on rock and roll music. She holds an MA degree in English literature, and her major scholarly interests have revolved around studies of Blake and British 1960s pop music. Considered a poet with a strong metaphysical background, Bakić published her first volume of poetry at age fifteen. Her subsequent two volumes of poetry, The Sick Rose (2009) and Silken Shoes (2011), were inspired by the works of William Blake. Her book of bilingual poetry, The Seed and Other Poems (2013), was inspired by the work of T. S. Eliot. Her music-related nonfiction work, Voodoo Child: A Story About Jimi Hendrix (2013), quickly became a bestseller and is now in its third print run.

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