In September, we'll be publishing a wonderful book of surrealistic prose poems, titled Angels & Beasts, by the Romanian-American poet Claudia Serea. Claudia was born in Romania under the regime of Nicolae Ceausescu, who was overthrown in 1989. She immigrated to the U.S. in 1995. The poems in Angels&Beasts are in three sections, drawn from her early childhood, the post-totalitarian period, and her first years in New York.
Claudia is also a translator. Together with Paul Doru Mugur and Adam J. Sorkin, she recently co-edited and co-translated The Vanishing Point That Whistles, an Anthology of Contemporary Romanian Poetry (Talisman House, 2011).
What's unique about modern Romanian poetry? Writing about the above anthology, one of the best-known contemporary Romanian poets, Andrei Codrescu, said:
We couldn't agree more. Readers are in for a remarkable experience in September, when Angels&Beasts is published here. In the coming weeks, we'll give you a few glimpses into the surrealistic world of Claudia Serea.
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