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Radu Vancu

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Radu Vancu

Radu Vancu (Sibiu, Romania, 1978) is a Romanian poet, scholar, and translator. A professor in the Faculty of Letters and Arts at Lucian Blaga University in Sibi, he is the editor in chief of Transilvania magazine, and an editor of Poesis Internațional magazine. Since 2013 he has been the organizer of Poets in Transylvania, Sibiu’s international poetry festival....

Previously, he served as president of PEN Romania and was the national editor of the Romanian section of the Poetry International website.

He has published nine books of poems, two volumes of a diary, two children’s novellas, an anthology of his articles on society and politics, and the novel Transparența. His poetry has been translated into twenty languages and published in  anthologies, magazines, and collections. He has been awarded several national and international prizes for his literary work. His scholarly publications include two book-length essays on Mihai Eminescu and Mircea Ivănescu, as well as a book on the anti-humanist poetics of modernity. He has edited several anthologies of modern and contemporary Romanian poetry, some in collaboration with Mircea Ivănescu, Claudiu Komartin, or Marius Chivu.

He has translated novels and poetry, mainly from the works of John Berryman and W. B. Yeats, and is the translator of the ongoing four-volume Ezra Pound edition edited by H.-R.  Patapievici.

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