Carmen Bugan

Carmen Bugan, George Orwell Prize Fellow, is the author of four poetry collections, most recently Lilies from America: New and Selected Poems (a PBS Special Commendation), a memoir, Burying the Typewriter: Childhood Under the Eye of the Secret Police (a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week), and a monograph on Seamus Heaney and East European Poetry in Translation: Poetics of Exile. Her most recent book is Poetry and the Language of Oppression: Essays on Politics and Poetics (Oxford University Press) and her new book of poems, Time Being, is forthcoming from Shearsman Books. She has a doctorate in English literature from Balliol College, Oxford, and currently teaches at the Gotham Writers' Workshop in Manhattan.