Ioana Ieronim |
LAVINIA & HER DAUGHTERS A Carpathian Elegy
by Ioana Ieronim
Translated from Romanian by Adam J. Sorkin and Ioana Ieronim
Červená Barva Press, 2020
Ioana Ieronim is a distinguished Romanian writer, author of more than ten collections of poetry (three in English) and a volume of drama. Her narrative poetry in Lavinia and Her Daughters as well as The Triumph of the Water Witch (Bloodaxe Books, 2000, translated with Adam J. Sorkin-Shortlisted for Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize, St. Anne's College) was hailed as groundbreaking. Ieronim has participated in numerous international poetry festivals, and her translations include drama from Shakespeare to Tony Kushner. She was cultural attaché of the Romanian Embassy in Washington, DC (1992-96) and thereafter served the Soros Foundation and the Fulbright Commission in Bucharest. She divides her time between Bucharest and Washington.
Adam J. Sorkin, an award winning translator of contemporary Romanian poetry, was introduced to Ioana Ieronim in the summer of 1989 when he was in Bucharest on his second Fulbright grant.
Cover photo: Kathleen Laraia McLaughlin
Photo taken in Romania from the album "The Color of Hay."
A recommended book by Small Press Distribution!$18.00 | ISBN: 978-1-950063-37-6 | 109 Pages