Radu Vancu (b. 1978, Romania) is a poet, scholar and translator. He is also a lecturer at the Faculty of Letters and Arts at “Lucian Blaga” University in Sibiu. His Ph.D. thesis is considered to be one of the most substantial critical exegeses of Mircea Ivănescu’s work: Mircea Ivănescu. The Poetry of Absolute Discretion (2007; republished in 2015, in a revised edition). He is the author of several poetry volumes: Letters for Camelia (2002), Biographia litteraria (2006), The Happy Monster (2009), Sebastian in Dream (2010), Memories for My Father (2010), Blossoming Rope (2012); 4 A.M. Domestic Cantos (2015). His scholarly research includes several essays and studies: Eminescu. Three Essays (2011); The Mystique of Poetry: Interpretations in Contemporary Literature (2013); Poetry and Individuation (2014); Elegy for the Human. A Critique of the Poetic Modernity from Pound to Cărtărescu (2016). In 2017 he published his diary, Zodia Cancerului. Jurnal 2012-2015, and in 2018, his first novel, Transparency. He has translated from Ezra Pound, William Butler Yeats and John Berryman, among others. He has edited, alone or in collaboration, various anthologies of Romanian poetry. Selections of his poems have been translated into English, German, French, Swedish, Spanish, Italian, Flemish, Bulgarian, Serbian, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek and Russian.