Carmen Bugan

Carmen Bugan was born in 1970 in Romania and has lived in the US, Ireland, England, and France. Her new and selected poems, Lilies from America, was published in 2019 by Shearsman, and she is the author of three previous collections: Crossing the Carpathians (Oxford Poets/Carcanet), The House of Straw (Shearsman), and Releasing the Porcelain Birds (Shearsman). She has also published a memoir called Burying the Typewriter: Childhood Under the Eye of the Secret Police (Picador, MacMillan), and a critical study, Seamus Heaney and East European Poetry in Translation: Poetics of Exile (Modern Humanities Research Association/Legenda). She teaches at the Gotham Writers Workshop in NYC and lives on Long Island, New York.