Claudiu Komartin (b. 1983, Romania) was born in Bucharest. His first poetry collection, Păpușarul și alte insomnii [The Puppeteer And Other Insomnia] (2003, 2007), won the most prestigious awards for literary debut (among which “Mihai Eminescu” National Award). He also published Circul domestic [Domestic Circus] (2005), which was awarded The Romanian Academy Poetry Prize, Un anotimp în Berceni [A Season in Berceni] (2009, 2010), Cobalt (2013), Dezmembrați [Torn Apart] (2015, published under the heteronym of Adriana Carrasco), and Maeștrii unei arte muribunde. Poeme alese 2010-2017 [The Masters of a Dying Art. Selected Pomes 2010-2017] (2017, 2018, volume awarded with the literary prize “Matei Brâncoveanu”). He is the co-author of two plays and of several anthologies of Romanian contemporary poetry. Selections from his work were translated in German by Georg Aescht (Und wir werden die maschinen für uns weinen lassen, Ed. Korrespondenzen, Vienna, 2012), in Serbian by Ljubinka Stankov Perinac (Vrpce potaman za balu mesa, Treći Trg, Belgrade, 2015) and in Turkish by Gökçenur Ç. (Bir Garip Roman, Yitik Ülke Yayınları, Istanbul, 2015). His poetry was widely translated and he participated in international poetry festivals, book fairs and workshops in London, Paris, Vienna, Berlin, Graz, Belgrade, Prague, Zagreb, Sofia, Bratislava, Brussels, Madrid, San Sebastian, Novi Sad, Sarajevo, Stockholm, Göteborg, Arles, Druskininkai, Kishinev, Istanbul, Tel Aviv, Seoul. Since 2010, Claudiu Komartin has been editor-in-chief of Poesis International literary magazine and of Max Blecher Publishing House. He also coordinates a popular reading club in Bucharest, “Institutul Blecher”.