In a sentimental mood

TITLE: In a Sentimental Mood

CATEGORY: A collection of poems

PUBLISHER: Sandorf Passage


ISBN-10: 9533512857 978-9533512853

ISBN-13: 978-9533512853

PUBLISHED : April 7, 2021

BINDING: Paperback

DIMENSIONS: 4.75 x 0.5 x 7.75 inches

TRANSLATED BY: Ellen Elias-Bursac and Damir Šodan

Ivana Bodrožic’s  In a Sentimental Mood is emotional, but never woeful, deliberate, yet playful poetry capable of reaching both the highest and deepest registers of expression. From abstract jazz-inspired musings to bedroom intimacies, these poems converse with the idea that being alone is not the worst thing that can happen to a person. To lose your dignity and the dignity of your words—that is the worst thing.

What others say…

“In this brave and fresh poetry with (no) sentimental mood, “the bleeding/ is what’s/ in the middle” – between the comfort and the disaster, the laugh and the cry, the joy and the sadness, the tenderness and the cruelty, the peace and the war, the summer atmosphere and the grave stones, the Eros and the Thanatos, the ethics and the esthetics, between the life and the death.”

“In this vibrant collection Ivana Bodrožic, a voice of a generation marked by war, frames poems of loss, love, and trauma in jazz classics, lifting the haunting past into the realm of music giants. Astute, playful, interrogating, and dexterously rendered into English by Ellen Elias-Bursac and Damir Šodan, these poems move with sustained passion and intimate precision.” —


“Just finished In a Sentimental Mood. Which did, indeed, put me in a sentimental mood. Very beautiful collection of poems.”