Mirela Ramona CIUPAG

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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 She is the author of an unpublished poetry collection, Tight Fists, her poems and essays have appeared in the Iasi literary magazine, Outopos.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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  • Kristian Sendon CORDERO (IWP '17) co-edited a special issue of Words Without Borders on writing in the Philippines. Its range of poetry in the country's many languages includes Filipino work of Genevieve ASENJO (IWP '12).

  • Muhamed "Nabo" ABDELNABI (Egypt, IWP '13) has been awarded France's 2019 Prix de la littérature arabe for his 2016 novel, published last year in the UK as In the Spider's Room .

  • Over on  Asymptote, in English and Cantonese, the long poem " The Man Who Lost HIs Shadow,"  by Hong Kong poet and editor Stuart LAU (IWP '17).

  • On fish-paste English and cheddar-English: a long interview at LARB (Los Angeles Review of Books) about language, politics, and language politics with Burmese poet and worker KO KO THETT (IWP '16).

  • Behind the 2018+ 2019 Nobel Prizes for Literature given to novelists Peter Handke  and Olga Tokarczuk are translators--one key among them Jennifer CROFT, novelist as well as translator from the Polish, Ukrainian, and  Spanish. Congratulations!

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