Bucharest, Friday 11 January 2013
Contemporary Literature Press,
under The University of Bucharest, in conjunction with The British Council, The Romanian Cultural Institute and The Embassy of Ireland,
Announces the publication of
It Might Take Me Years: Mi-ar trebui un șir de ani
The Romanian PEN Club: An Anthology of Poetry
edited by Lidia Vianu.
(ISBN 978-606-8366-39-5, 169 pages)
The year 2013 begins for Contemporary Literature Press with an Anthology of poems written by members of the Romanian PEN Club. The selection was made by a veteran of Romanian poetry, Constantin Abăluță. The illustrations belong to a young artist, Cristina Ioana Young. Both poems and illustrations convey the essence of Romanian lyricism during communism and after. It would be difficult to find a more contemporary book than It Might Take Me Years. These poems are the perfect X-ray of what poetry has been in Romania since the 1950’s to this day: a web of confusion, creation and frustration.
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