Maria Deyana was born 1967, in Croatia. She is a journalist and reporter for radio and television and previously worked in education. Four of her poetic collections have been published: Girl's Treasury of Sorrow (1994), Good Water (1995), The Wounds (2005), Poetics of Spirit or People and Shadows (2007). She currently lives and works in England.
Don't Touch My Homeland
Don't touch my homeland, the lake of my tears
not graves, not doorstep you spit on,