For the author's biography in French and Croatian, go here.

Jasmina Bolfek-Radovani (previous pen name: Jasmina Bolfek-Radovani Mina Ray) is a London-based poet, arts practitioner, and researcher of mixed heritage (Croatian father / Algerian mother) born in Zagreb. Her poems in English, French and Croatian have appeared in literary magazines and journals in the UK including The Fortnightly Review, Molly Bloom, Pamenar Press and Tears in the Fence, and in several publications in Canada and Croatia. She is the founder of the multilingual poetry project “Unbound” in 2017 that received funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded Language Acts and Worldmaking Small grants programme in 2018 and 2019. She has (co-)directed several multilingual poetry recitals and performances in the UK, France, and Croatia, and has given talks, and written essays on multilingual poetry practice. During that period she collaborated with poets, musicians, composers, sound artists, computer scientists, sound engineers, theatre directors, and arts and humanities scholars and specialists. In 2021, she was the convenor of the multilingual poetry writing panel "Multilingual poetry writing: strategies of translation, disruption and resistance" at the Languages Future online conference. Her multilingual performance "Heart monologues" series was premiered at the Regent Street Cinema, London, 16 March 2022, and performed again in Paris, France and Pula, Croatia.  Jasmina has published three multilingual poetry collections, Gazelle / Gazela / Gazelle (Galerija Kranjcar: Zagreb, 2023), Knitting drum machines for exiled tongues (Tears in the Fence: Dorset, 2022), Reveries about language (Faculty for Arts and Humanities, King's College London, London: 2019). 

Jasmina is a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Westminster and has a doctorate (PhD) in French and Francophone studies; she has given conference papers in her subject area, both nationally and internationally, and has produced several academic articles and reviews. Jasmina lived in Brussels between 1976 and 1981, and in Vienna between 1986 and 1987. Between 1991 and 1993 she received a bursary from the Swedish Institute and was a resident researcher at the Nordic Institute for Advanced Study in Modern Swedish, University of Uppsala. She moved to London in 1995 where she has been living and working since. Jasmina has a background in postcolonial Francophone theory, linguistics, and semiotics. 

Jasmina is a member of the Centre for Contemporary Writing, Queen Mary University of London, and an active participant of The Solitary to Solidary Arts Lab led by Caroline Bergvall.

For full list of Jasmina's poetry related publications, go here.

Interviews (English, Croatian)

Radio Rojc, Višejezični monolozi Jasminina srca, 14 April 2023, Pula, Croatia. 

Interview on insta poetry on the Croatian Radio show "Era bestelera" ("The Era of bestsellers"), title: "Instagram Poezija", author: Neven Kepeski. With invited guests: Karmela Devcic, Rajna Racz (16/11/2022 )

"Jasmina Bolfek-Radovani In the Spotlight" in the Lucent Dreaming magazine, Issue 2, 2 November 2018.