SVETLANA CÂRSTEAN

SVETLANA CÂRSTEAN

SVETLANA CÂRSTEAN published her first poems in 1994, in the collective volume Tablou de familie (Family Picture), together with T. O. Bobe, Răzvan Rădulescu, Sorin Gherguţ and Cezar Paul-Bădescu. Her debut individual volume was Floarea de menghină (Vise Flower, 2008), which was awarded several important national prizes (by the Romanian Writers’ Union, by România literară magazine, “Mihai Eminescu” Prize and Radio România Cultural Poetry Award). Floarea de menghină was also published in Sweden, in 2013, by Rámus Publishing House and translated by the Swedish poet Athena Farrokhzad. In 2015, she published the volume Gravitație (Gravity), at Trei Publishing House, and in 2017 it was published in Norway, by Audiatur Publishing House. In April 2016, the volume Trado, co-written with Athena Farrokhzad, was launched in Sweden by Albert Bonnier and Rámus Publishing Houses jointly. In June 2019, the volume is due in Polish translation as well, at Lokator Publishing House in Warsaw. Her poems have been translated into several languages. For five years, Svetlana Cârstean coordinated her own poetry collection at Pandora M Publishing House and since 2016, she has been the coordinator of a new poetry series, Vorpal, at Nemira publishing house. In 2015-2016, as a cultural manager, she was part of the curatorial team in charge with Bucharest’s proposal for the competition European Capital of Culture 2021. She is the iniatior and the curator of the “Wednesday Intersections”, a series of debates and conferences that take place weekly at BRD Residence Scena9 and has reached its fourth season. She is also the creator, together with writer Ana Maria Sandu, of the “Reading Incubator”, a workshop that encourages children and teenagers to read, write and exercise their critical thinking.

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