ENCOUNTER WITH THE POET IOAN ES. POP | AT ROMANIAN INSTITUTE OF CULTURE IN VENICE

Friday 09 December 2016 POETRY 5.30 pm – free admission

The event will be realized at the Romanian Institute of Culture in Venice and not in the Restaurant Bistrot de Venise.

Born in 1958, Ioan Es. Pop is one of the most powerful, original and prominent figures of a generation of Romanian poets that came to prominence in the 1990s. Since 1989, he has lived in Bucharest where he works as a journalist and publisher. He is a member of the Writers’ Union of Romania. His debut volume Ieudul fără ieşire (1994) was recently translated into Italian by Clara Mitola under the title leud senza uscita. To date, he has published more than ten volumes of verse, including Porcec (1996), Pantelimon 113 bis (2000), Podul (2000), No exit (2007) and Unelte de dormit (2011), which have won him a number of literary prizes. A further volume, Opera poetică, was published in 2016.

Clara Mitola is a translator of contemporary poetry from Romanian to Italian. In 2013 she published a bilingual anthology of work by Mariana Marin entitled La dote d’oro, followed in 2014 by a collection of work by Virgil Mazilescu, Guillaume il poeta e l’amministratore. Between 2011 and 2012 she was editor of the “Contrasens” column for the literary blog Scrittori Precari, for which she translated Romanian poetry and short prose by many contemporary authors, including Dan Lungu and Vasile Ernu. She has collaborated with the bilingual periodical Orizzonti culturali italo-romeni since 2012.

Organised by Aurora Firta – Romanian Cultural Institute.

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