born Eduard Marcus in 1903 in Braila, Romania. Poet and theoretician
of the Romanian avantgarde. Publishes in avantgarde magazines of
the twenties and thirties, such as Punct, 75HP, Integral. Moves
to Paris in 1933. During the war he is active participant in the
French resistance. Commits suicide in Paris in 1946 while working
on his book "Manual for Perfect Happiness".
Bogza, born in 1908 in Ploesti, petroleum center of Romania.
Active member of the Romanian avantgarde in the twenties and thirties.
Arrested for his "Poem Invective" book, on charges of usurping morality.
Travels to Spain in 1937 as war correspondent. After the war becomes
correspondent and then academician and state poet. It is the younger
Bogza we love.
Semilian teaches film editing at the North Carolina School of
the Arts; he has published his poems and translations in Exquisite
Corpse, Arshile, World Letter, Suitcase, Syllogism, Mr. Knife &
Mrs. Fork, Transcendental Friend, Vatra, Romania Literara, etc.
His translations of Paul Celan's Romanian poems are coming our this
year from Green Integer.
Agalidi is a writer, translator, and art historian. She teaches
art history at California Institute of the Arts.
Romanian poet Radu Andriescu is the author of three books
of poetry, **Mirror Against the Wall** in 1992, **The Back Door**
two years later in 1994, and most recently, **The End of the Road,
the Beginning of the Journey** (1998). Andriescu is a lecturer in
the Faculty of Letters of the Alexandru I. Cuza University of Iasia.
Other poems by Andriescu have previously appeared in English in
**City of Dreams and Whispers**, edited by Adam Sorkin, and
are forthcoming in **Cider Press Review**.