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Monday, March 07, 2011

Contemporary Romanian Poets: Denisa Comănescu in London

Poet in the City announced the first meeting from the project that is to bring Romanian contemporary poets in London this year. The first event in an exciting series of six poetry events held in collaboration with the Romanian Cultural Institute exploring contemporary Romanian culture through the eyes of its most accomplished poets, taking place in London between April and November 2011.

Denisa Comănescu, a poet, editor, and translator, was born in Romania in 1954. She is author of five volumes of poetry, including Banishment from Paradise which won the Romanian Writers Union Debut Prize in 1979, and has worked on an extended anthology of Romanian Women’s Poetry from 1960 to 2002. Reflecting the evocative landscapes and ghosts of people and relationships, Denisa’s poetry has been included in anthologies in more than fifteen countries. She will attend the meeting in London on 14th April 2011 at Romanian Cultural Institute (1 Belgrave Square).

This event will be hosted by Amanda Hopkinson, Reader at the School of Literature at the University of East Anglia, who will provide an English introduction and will place the poets in context for the English-speaking members of the audience. Poetry in Romanian will also be read and performed in English translation.
All events in the series will start promptly at 7.00pm.
This event is free but booking is essential!
If you would like to see one or more of the events in Contemporary Romanian Poets series please RSVP
as soon as possible to the Romanian Cultural Institute:
Call 020 7752 0134
Email office@icr-london.co.uk
Or write to Contemporary Romanian Poets, Romanian
Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH.
The other poets in the series are Claudiu Komartin, Bogdan Ghiu, Miruna Vlada, Andrei Bodiu and Vasile Gârneţ

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