THEODOR RĂPAN (b. 1954, Balaci, Teleorman county) is a poet, publicist and a member of the Writersʼ Union of Romania, the Poetry Section, Bucharest. He graduated Law school at the University of Bucharest. His journalistic debut took place in 1970 in the Teleormanul literar journal and his editorial debut in 1975 with Hohotul apelor at the Albatros Publishing House. Later on he published the books: Privind în ochii patriei, Cartea Românească Publishing House, having Mircea Ciobanu as a book editor and Nichita Stănescuʼs presentations on the 4th cover of the book, in 1986, Așa cum sunt, Eminescu Publishing House, having Nelu Oancea as a book editor in 1989, Hotarul de foc, Europa Publishing House in Craiova, with presentations by Nichita Stănescu and Gheorghe Tomozei, in 1991. Under Semne Publishing House he published: La umbra cuvântului in 1995, Schimbarea la față in 2001, Taurul lui Falaris – Mărturisitorul – Jurnal de poet in 2003, Muzeul de păstrăvi – Scrisori din Lazaret, drawings by Damian Petrescu, in 2004, Poștalionul de seară – File din jurnalul unui heruvim, drawings by Damian Petrescu, in 2005, Dincolo de tăcere – Jurnal de poet, drawings also made by Damian Petrescu, in 2009, Dansul inorogului – Elogiul melancholiei, illustrations by Aurora-Speranţa Cernitu, 2010, Evanghelia inimii – Anotimpuri – Jurnal de poet, illustrations by Damian Petrescu, 2010, Evanghelia cerului – Zodii de poet, graphic works by Damian Petrescu, 2011, Evanghelia tăcerii – Solilocvii, graphic works by Damian Petrescu, in 2011 and Evanghelia apocalipsei – Epifanii, graphic works by Damian Petrescu, in 2012. In 2013 he published Testament în alfabetul tăcerii at Tipo Moldova Publishing House, Prin labirintul sinelui, Semne Publishing House, colour illustrations by Helmut Kand, 2016, Sonetarul lui Theodor Răpan. 1001 Ofrande, Semne Publishing House, graphic works by Damian Petrescu, 2016.