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Joy of Missing Out

Ana Božičević

JOY OF MISSING OUT is starlite verse on death and independence for the dreamers, dropouts, rebels and the neuroatypical. A confession and sublimation of breakdowns personal and systemic, JOMO paints a playful and unflinching portrait of the ups and downs of city survival and queer romance. Simultaneously it deploys online slang and high lyrical registers, morphs the sad girl into Baba Yaga, drops truth bombs on art and politics, and puts the sin into sincerity. Even as it engineers the death of its speaker, JOMO is a paradoxically joyous litany of her endurance and a boost-plea to stay in a messed-up world and say it out loud. This anthem is best read at night or dawn when no one's around for a Like or a kiss."

What People Are Saying

The Rumpus

Ana Božičević writes poetry that believes in poetry. This is no small feat.

The Huffington Post

Ana Božičević’s bracingly honest poems offer us all hope that tomorrow’s poetry will do more than any in recent memory has done to hold poets’ feet to the fire.

Lemon Hound

Ana Božičević is a master of the poem as performative utterance, language that enacts and effects its own reality.

Inside the Book

6 x 9
Publication Date:
June 2017

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From the Book



Life is lol
Love is lol
Pain is lol
The wind is lol
Cats are lol
Dreams are lol
You are awake
When all is lol



I wasn't me with them
I was mad with them
Bc they loved my body only
Inside the institution
& I didn't want that cash

Fuck you
For not loving me for
I was "crazy"
And wouldn't "get a job"
Trying to love your lazy

Socialized ass was job enough
Run from the institutions
Run from your lovers
Run from currency
To the current


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