Monday, October 26, 2009

White House Poetry Revival Wed 28th Oct 2009

White House Poetry Revival
Wed 28th Oct 2009 9.00pm

This weeks guest poet is Denisa Mirena Piscu.

Denisa Mirena Pişcu
is a Romanian poet residing in Bucharest. She was born on August 22nd, 1980 at Rădăuţi, Suceava county. She graduated the Faculty of Letters, University of Bucharest, followed by an interdisciplinary master at the Center of Excellence for the Study of Image. She has worked as journalist and translator and at present she is project coordinator at the Romanian Cultural Institute in Bucharest.

Denisa Mirena Pişcu published the first selection of her poems in Astra magazine (Braşov, 1992), followed by the publication of poetry, prose and essays in various cultural magazines in Romania, such as: Vatra, Viata Romaneasca, Bucureştiul Cultural, Ziua Literară, Suplimentul de Duminică, tiuk! , Fracturi (which founded the literary trend fracturism) etc.

During the faculty years she published the underground booklet fluffy and mechanical, carmen collection no.9 (2002).

The editorial debut was in 2003, at Vinea Publishing House, with a book of poems bearing the same title, Fluffy and Mechanical - which was awarded the prize for debut by the Association of Writers in Bucharest and the Writer’s Union, Brasov branch.

Her poems are included in the anthologies: Douămiismul poetic românesc (Generation 2000 in Romanian Poetry) by Ştefania Mincu, Pontica 2007; Generation 2000 by Marin Mincu (Pontica, 2004); The Second Top by Al. Cistelecan (Aula, 2004); Euridice Literary Circle, vol. 3, coordinated by Marin Mincu (Ziua, 2004).

During the years 2007-2008, she was involved in the international project “Overcoming Dictatorships – the Encounter of Artists, Poets and Writers”, sponsored by the EU, gathering artists and writers from the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Romania and Poland. At present, she’s studying sound poetry for her master thesis.

This tour of Ireland sees Denisa launch her second full collection “Disposable People”, published by Galway Print and which will be available at the readings.

Info: Dominic Taylor 087 2996409 or Barney Sheehan 086 8657494 Bloghttp//

The White House Poets gratefully acknowledges the support of the Arts Council, Foras na Gaeilge, Poetry Ireland, Limerick City Council.

CHECK OUT 'ON THE NAIL' LITERARY READING HERE: (Next reading Thursday Nov 5th)



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