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Sasha (Saša) Skenderija (Vitez, Bosnia, former Yugoslavia, 4 July 1968) is a Bosnian poet currently residing in Ithaca, New York. He began publishing poetry, prose and criticism in Yugoslav literary journals in the late 1980s, graduating from the University of Sarajevo in 1991. After surviving six months of the siege of Sarajevo, he fled to Prague, where he received a Ph.D. in Information Science from Charles University (1997). Before moving to the United States, he worked as Assistant Professor at the LIS Institute of Charles University and as a Systems Librarian at the Czech State Library of Science and Technology in Prague. In 1999, with the help of translator and Cornell University linguistics professor Wayles Browne, Skenderija arrived in Ithaca, where he is Research Technology Coordinator at the Cornell Law Library. He continues to contribute to Charles University's New Media Studies Program, which he co-founded and where he co-developed the curriculum, as a visiting professor.. Bosnian-American poet
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