Ion Mureșan

Ion Mureșan

Ion Mureșan was born on the 9th of January 1955 in Vultureni, Cluj county. He is a poet. In 1981 he graduated from the Faculty of History and Philosophy of the “Babeș-Bolyai” University in Cluj. He was a member of the “Echinox” magazine’s circle and during the ‘80s he worked as a history teacher in Strâmbu village. In 1988 he became an editor at “Tribuna” magazine in Cluj. He is currently a columnist for a local newspaper and editor-in-chief of “Verso” magazine. He made his debut in 1968, in “Cutezătorii” magazine. In 2005 he was invited in the frame of “Les Belles Étrangères” program, in France. Poetry volumes published: Winter Book, Cartea Românească publishing house, 1981 (new edition in 2013, at Charmides publishing house); The Poem That Cannot Be Understood, Arhipelag, 1993 (new edition in 2016, at Charmides); Le mouvement sans coeur de l’image, translated into French by Dumitru Țepeneag, Belin, 2001; Paharul / Glass / Au fond de verre, with drawings by Ion Marchiș, translated bt Virgil Stanciu and Dumitru Țepeneag, “Archeus” Foundation & Scriptorium, 2007; Zugang verboten / Acces interzis, Büroarcrasch, Viena, 2008, translated into German by Ernest Wichner; Alcohol Book, Charmides, 2010. Essays: The Lost Book – A Poetics of the Trace, Aletheia, 1998. He was included in several Romanian and international anthologies, such as: The Anthology of Young Poets, Cartea Românească, 1982; The Anthology of Romanian Poetry from the Origins until Present, Paralela 45, 1998; Romanian Contemporary Poetry, Pontica, 1998; The Anthology of the ‘80s Generation, Aula, 2002; Voor de prijs van mijn mond – An Anthology of the Romanian Poetry of the Last Half Century, Poezie Centrum, Belgium, 2013, introduction and translation by Jan H. Mysjkin; Streiflicht – Eine Auswahl zeitgenössischer rumänischer Lyrik (81 rumänische Autoren), translated by Christian W. Schenk, Dionysos Verlag. He is a member of the Romanian Writers’ Union and founding member of the Professional Romanian Writers’ Association (ASPRO). He was several times awarded by the Romanian Writers’ Union.

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