SIMONA NASTAC studied Art History and Theory in Bucharest and holds an MA in Creative Curating from Goldsmiths University, London. She has curated exhibitions and live poetry events in London, Seoul, New York, Berlin, Brussels, Saint Petersburg, Prague, Cluj, Craiova and Bucharest. She has also written numerous reviews for art magazines such as Flash Art, Eikon, Springerin, IDEA (Cluj), Cultural Observer and ARTA (Bucharest). In 2017 she published her first poetry book, The Depressing Colour of Honey (Tracus Arte Publishing House, Bucharest), which won the “Alexandru Mușina” Competition – “The King of the Morning” Prize for Poetry Debut. The volume was also shortlisted for the „George Bacovia” National Debut Prize in 2018. Her poems have been featured in magazines and anthologies including Poesis International, Crevice, Literomania, and Europoe (Kingston University Press, London). She has performed at the European Poetry Festival in London, Canterbury and Manchester, Poets at Meru (Iași), Tramvaiul 26 (Bucharest), and Tipografia (Brașov). Since 2016 she has been curating the experimental poetry night at the Bucharest International Festival of Poetry.