BIOGRAPHY

Mehmed Begić (Čapljina, 1977.).
Osim u rodnom mjestu živio je i školovao se u Mostaru, Sarajevu, Barceloni i Managvi. Jedan je od osnivača i urednika časopisa Kolaps.
Njegovi prijevodi pjesama Leonarda Cohena objavljeni su u knjizi “Moj život u umjetnosti“, izabrana poezija i pjesme (Alternativni Institut, Mostar, 2003.). Uvršten je i u knjigu razgovora i odabrane poezije “Jer mi smo mnogi“, pjesnika Marka Pogačara.
Sarađivao je sa bendom Vuneny, kao i sa mostarskim kantautorom Sanelom Marićem Marom. Piše za Žurnal (Sarajevo), portal Abrašmedia (Mostar), Blesok (Skopje). Sa Damirom Šodanom prevodi hispano poeziju (Raúl Zurita, Leopoldo Maria Panero, Roque Dalton, Mario Benedetti i Ernesto Cardenal – samo su neka od imena u zajedničkoj prevodilačkoj bilježnici).
Kontinuirano sarađuje sa multi-instrumentalistom i producentom Nedimom Zlatarom, a dosadašnji rezultati zajedničkog rada objedinjeni su na dva albuma, na kojima se uglavnom žanrovski neodredivo, isprepliću muzika i poezija.
Begićeva posljednja adresa je na karipskom ostrvu La Española, Santo Domingo, Dominikanska republika.

Diskografija

  • Savršen metak (Basheskia & Edward EQ, Studio Hit 2017)
  • Opasan čovjek (Basheskia, Periskop Records 2017)

Bibliografija

  • Čekajući mesara (Alternativni institut, Mostar, 2002)
  • Pjesme iz sobe (Frakcija, Split, 2006)
  • Savršen metak u stomak (Naklada Mlinarec & Plavić, Zagreb, 2010)
  • Знам дека знаеш / Znam da znaš / I Know You Know (Blesok, Skopje, 2012)
  • Sitni sati u Managvi (Vrijeme, Zenica, 2015)
  • Opasan čovjek (Buybook, Sarajevo/Zagreb, 2016)
  • Vrijeme morfina (Kontrast izdavaštvo, Beograd, 2018)
  • Pisma iz Paname: detektivski jazz (Red Box, Beograd, 2018)
  • Hipnoze (LOM, Beograd, 2020)
  • Nesvrstane pjesme (Buybook, Sarajevo, 2020)

zajedničke zbirke pjesama

  • L’Amore Al Primo Binocolo (Brescia, 1999) w/ Nedim Ćisić, Marko Tomaš and Veselin Gatalo
  • Tri puta trideset i tri jednako (Mostar, 2000) w/ Ćisić and Tomaš
  • Film (Mostar, 2001), w/ Lukasz Szopa
  • Ponoćni razgovori (Mostar, 2013) w/ Marko Tomaš

Alternative biography

Mehmed Begic (1977) was born and spent his adolescence in Capljina, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He studied South Slavic languages and literature at Pedagogical Institute of Mostar, Pedagogy, as well as comparative literature at the Faculty of Philosophy in Sarajevo. He has completed none of the above.

Most intense years, ones that have shaped him into a person he believed he would remain until the end, were spent in Mostar. There he met people who, as he did, loved and lived poetry. Together they will create literary magazine Kolaps (guide for urban sleepers) and grow up immersed in their respective arts and vices that sometimes follow.

He likes to believe that Kolaps is an ongoing dream, currently in hibernation.

His translations of Leonard Cohen have been published as a book:
Leonard Cohen – My Life in Art, selected poetry and songs (Leonard Cohen – Moj zivot u umjetnosti, izabrana poezija i pjesme, A. I., Mostar 2003)

So far Begic published:

  • L’Amore Al Primo Binocolo (Brescia, 1999) with Nedim Cisić, Marko Tomaš and Veselin Gatalo
  • Three Times Thirty Three Equals (Tri puta trideset i tri jednako, Mostar, 2000) with Ćisić and Tomaš
  • Film (Mostar, 2001), with Lukasz Szopa
  • Waiting for the Butcher (Čekajuci mesara, Mostar, 2002)
  • Poems from the Room (Pjesme iz sobe, Split, 2006)
  • A Perfect Bullet in the Gut (Savršen metak u stomak, Zagreb, 2010)
  • Знам дека знаеш / Znam da znaš / I Know You Know (Skopje, 2012)
  • Midnight Conversations (Ponoćni razgovori, Mostar, 2013) with Marko Tomaš
  • Small Hours in Managua (Sitni sati u Managvi, Zenica, 2015)
  • imminent Man (Opasan čovjek, Sarajevo, 2016)
  • Time of Morphine (Vrijeme morfina, Belgrade 2018)
  • Letters from Panama: detective jazz (Pisma iz Paname: detektivski jazz,  Belgrade 2018)
  • Hipnoze (LOM, Belgrade, 2020)

The poems you read on ‘madvibratingsand’ may find themselves as songs in music of friends.

He’s currently living in Managva, Nicaragua //   Updated: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic