Mirela Ramona CIUPAG

  • Europe
  • Eastern Europe
  • Romania

Mirela Ramona CIUPAG (born 1972, Miliasi) teaches philosophy, logic, economics, psychology, and civic education at the R. Cernauti High School in Iasi. She holds the B.A. in philosophy from Al. I. Cuza University, with research specialization in the philosophy of Benedetto Croce. She is the author of an unpublished poetry collection, Tight Fists, her poems and essays have appeared in the Iasi literary magazine, Outopos. Her poetry is described as allusions to the deeper emotions underneath quotidian concerns, often using irony. She created a documentary, Thresholds, broadcast on Romania National Television. She is attending the IWP as a Fellow of ArtsLink Residencies, and she will be at the University of Iowa from late October through early December.

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