Poet, essayist, literary critic and translator, Simona-Grazia Dima is a member of the Romanian Writers’ Union, and its Poetry subsidiary in Bucharest, and an honorary member of PEN-Romanian Centre, whose secretary general she was between 2006 and 2015.
She has contributed to literary periodicals in Romania and abroad.
Simona-Grazia Dima has published 13 poetry collections: Still Equation, The Mornings of the Thought, Jacob’s Ladder, The Roman Night, The Mathematical Fire, A Tiger’s Confessor, The Last of the Etruscans, Apocryphal Journeys, The Wound’s Right not to Get Healed, The Hour When the Lightning Starts Blowing, The Inner Space of Things, The Depicted Wood Cat, Flowing Fountain, out of which two received prizes of the Timişoara and Bucharest subsidiaries of the Romanian Writers’ Union. She also published 6 anthologies of poetry in Romania and abroad – in Romanian, French, English, German, Hungarian and Serbian, as well as six collections of essays and literary criticism and two translations.
Participant in national and international poetry festivals. Selections of her poems and essays have been translated into English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Hungarian, Serbian, Scottish Gaelic, Slovakian, Albanian, Turkish. She has been awarded national and international prizes for her creation. Author of prefaces and postfaces. Member of literary juries.