Magda Cârneci

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Magda Cârneci is a poet, art essayist and prose writer born in Romania. She currently lives between Paris and Bucharest.
     Member of the well-known “’80s generation” in Romanian literature, she became actively involved in the political and cultural Romanian scene after the Revolution of December 1989. At present she is president of   PEN Club Romania. She is also a member of the European Cultural Parliament.
     Some of her volumes of poetry in Romanian have been translated into English (Chaosmos, USA, 2006), Dutch (Chaosmos, Go-Bos Press, 2004) and French (Psaume, 1997; Trois saisons poétiques, 2008, Chaosmos, 2013). Her Ph.D. thesis was published under the title Art and Power in Romania 1945-1989 (Paris, 2007, in French). In 2011 her novel FEM was nominated for several national prizes. She has also published several books of essays in different languages.
     She translated many British and American poets into Romanian, such as Seamus Heaney, Allen Ginsberg, Menna Elfyn, Caroline Forché, Christopher Merrill, Fiona Sampson, Medbh McGuckian, Sylvia Plath, Marianne Moore, Yang Lian, among others.
     Her poems have been translated into thirteen languages and have appeared in many anthologies and international reviews. 

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