IOAN MATIUȚ (b. on December 18th, 1956, in Chişineu Criş, Arad county, Romania) is a writer, journalist and publisher. A graduate in journalism of the “Aurel Vlaicu”University, Arad.

A marked presence in Arad’s cultural life: public readings, symposia,TV shows, book launches, articles in the local press. Chief-editor of Monitorul Cultural, editor at Arca cultural magazine and owner of the Mirador Publishing House, where aseries of booke from valuable writers have been published.

His poems are translated in English, French, German, Serbian, Slovene, Arabian, Italian, Swedish, Spanish and Hungarian, Polish. Asa poet, he was awarded prizes from the Writers’ Union, The Association of the LiteraryPress and Publishing Houses of Romania (A.P.L.E.R.), Arad Town Hall, and also of the ConvorbiriLiterare and Semne magazines, Princess Margareta of Romania.

He has published the following books of poems:

stâlpi desare [salt pillars], Mirador, 1996, umbre [shadows], Mirador, 1999, priviri [gazes],Mirador, 2003, déjà vu, the „Poets of the City” collection, Dacia, 2005, déjà vu, Hungarian edition, AB Art, Bratislava, 2010, între ceruri [between the skies], Brumar,2009, respiră să nu uiţi [breathe so that you wouldn’t forget] Tipo Moldova, 2011, fugadin urmă [the last run], Tracus Arte, 2013, după perete, editura Mirador (2015), ), toate acestea, english edition, editura Casa Româno – Chineză, (2016), panic counterattack, Tracus Arte, 2020.

Also published in a series of poetry anthologies.