Teodor Dună (b. 1981, Tâncăbești, Ilfov) graduated the Faculty of Letters, University of Bucharest. He is the author of several collections of poems: train of 31 february (Editura Vinea, 2002, Mihai Eminescu National Award, Opera Prima, Botoșani), cataphasis (Editura Vinea, 2005), playing alive (Editura Cartea Românească, 2010), Der lärm des fleisches (anthology translated by Georg Aescht, Edition Solitude, Germany, 2012), human objects (Editura Cartea Românească, 2015, which received the Poetry Book of the Year for 2015, Young Writers’ Gala), and kirilă (Editura Tracus Arte, 2017). In 2010, he was the recipient of a residential fellowship awarded by Akademie Schloss Solitude, Germany. Selections of his poetry have been translated into French, English, Swedish, Spanish, Bulgarian, and Hungarian.