Ioana Ieronim

Ioana Ieronim

Ioana Ieronim (b. 1947, Romania) is a poet, essayist and translator, born in Râşnov. She attended the local German School, then the Central High School in Bucharest. She graduated from the Faculty of Philology of the University of Bucharest in 1970, specializing in English language and literature. Between 1975 și 1990, she was an editor of the Editura Ştiinţifică şi Enciclopedică publishing house in Bucharest, and between 1990 and 1992, she worked as an editor for “Secolul 20” review. For the following four years, she was a journalist at “22” review and a cultural counselor for the Romanian Embassy in the USA. She is a member of the Romanian Writers’ Union and of the Romanian PEN Club. She constantly takes part in various international literary events and multimedia shows. Although her first poems had been published in 1972, in “Luceafărul” magazine, Ioana Ieronim’s debut poetry volume, Vară timpurie [Early Summer], was only published in 1979. She has published more than ten volumes of poetry so far, some of which bilingual (Romanian-English, Romanian-German), including: Mythology Projects (1981), The Curtain (1983), Eclogue (1984), Poems (1986), Monday Morning (1987), Când strugurii se prefac în vin [When the Grapes Turn into Wine] (2013), etc. Her work is known abroad owing to various translations published in foreign anthologies. Apart from poetry, she published translations, essays and scripts. Her new poetry book, Trecere petrecere, is due soon, at Tracus Arte publishing house.

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