Romanians at Poet in the City: the Anthology

18/04/2012 @ Romanian Cultural Institute London, 1 Belgrave Square

The bilingual anthology Contemporary Romanian Poets is the fruit of the very successful mirror readings with Romanian and British poets, initiated and developed in 2011 by the Institute and Poet in the City. The soirées proved magnetic for their audience, and this is how the works of Andrei Bodiu, Denisa Comănescu, Vasile Gârneţ, Bogdan Ghiu, Claudiu Komartin and Miruna Vlada were compiled in an elegant, minimalist-design anthology. Translated by the distinguished Christopher Bakken, Florin Bican, Adam J. Sorkin and Virgil Stanciu, the included poems belong to different creative generations and represent a diversity of stylistic and thematic options: from feminine angst, to deep melancholy; from modernist vibe, to social satire. However, they all convey the refinement of Romanian poetry, one of our most lively artistic domains.

Hosted by the Romanian Cultural Institute in London, the launch will be opened by Graham Henderson, Chief Executive of Poet in the City, and followed by a jazz concert.