"Prose Poems in a Romanian Context"
Born in Iasi on June 9, 1962, Radu Andriescu has authored six books of poetry. His first collection,
Mirror Against the Wall (1992), won the Poesis Prize for a debut volume. It was followed by The Back
Door (1994) and The End of the Road, the Beginning of the Journey (1998), which was awarded the poetry prize
of the Iasi Writers Association. The collections Some Friends and Me (2000) and The Stalinskaya Bridges
(2004) both featured illustrations by his close friend, Dan Ursachi. The Metallurgical Forest was published in
2008. With Adam J. Sorkin, he has co-edited and co-translated the 2001 anthology of young poets from Iasi,
Club 8 - Poetry.
In English he has published a chapbook, The Catalan Within (Longleaf Press, 2007), and
his poetry has been included in the following anthologies: City of Dreams and Whispers (1998); Speaking
the Silence: Prose Poets of Contemporary Romania (2001); The Poetry of Men's Lives: An International
Anthology (University of Georgia Press, 2004);
New European Poets
Andriescu teaches American literature at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University in Iasi, where
his study of contemporary Romanian poetry, Parallelisms and Cultural Influences in Contemporary Romanian Poetry
(2005), was published. He has been awarded two research stays at Freiburg University, a summer Fulbright American Studies
Institute fellowship to the United States, and grants to France, Austria, and the UK.
published by TSP:
also by the author:
The Catalan Within