“It gives me so much joy to translate poetry”

[interview with Monica Manolachi] by Ines Vig How do you perceive the role and significance of working as a literary translator in your career? I have translated literature ever since I graduated from the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literature, University of Bucharest, almost two decades ago. It has shaped me both as a researcher […]

“Poetry is the process of turning that raw metal of experience into an aesthetic object”

[interview with Nazmi Ağıl] by Monica Manolachi It is June 2023 and we are at the University of Bucharest, where the 24th edition of the Annual International Conference of the English Department of the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures usually takes place. The small two-floor building in Pitar Moș Street, which has hosted the event […]

“Poetry is the underground water we all need”

[interview with Simon Fletcher]  by Monica Manolachi Monica Manolachi: Last autumn you were one of the four commended poets in the Michael Marks Environment Poet of the Year Prize. What does this recognition mean to you? Simon Fletcher: It means a lot, frankly. I’ve been writing environmental poetry for years and getting a few poems […]

I Beg to Disagree that “Existence = Torment” is an Obvious Equation…

[interview with Rodrigo Inácio R. Sá Menezes] by Ștefan Bolea Born in Salvador, the capital of Bahia, Rodrigo Inácio R. Sá Menezes has lived most of his life in São Paulo. He graduated in Philosophy from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP), and holds a Master’s degree in Sciences of Religion and a PhD […]

“My thoughts are images”

[interview with Şerban Andrei Mazilu] by Ştefan Bolea translation from Romanian by Dorina Burcea [MTTLC student] & Gianina-Aniela Câşleanu click aici pentru versiunea română     1.   You are in the forefront of a generation that will most probably turn its back to Romanian language. What do you win and what do you lose?   […]

Dr. ASI [II]

[an interview with Dr. Adrian-Silvan Ionescu] by Adrian Ioniţă and Silvia-Alexandra Zaharia As promised, we continued our interview with  Dr.  ASI, exploring the wonderful world of re-enactment. We talked at length about Waterloo and his 2008 re-enactment, and poured the story in a cup too precious to be mixed by interventions. Here we have: Dr. Asi at Waterloo!

Interview Andrei Marga

[interview with our guest from this issue, Professor Andrei Marga] by Ştefan Bolea & Ormeny Francisc Norbert translated Romanian by Stâncel Theodora-Eva Ştefan Bolea: Professor, Francisc and I are doctoral students. You defended your PhD thesis in 1976, with a thesis on Marcuse. You also studied, in Germany under prof. Habermas’ supervision. What can you […]

“I am working for Europe”

[interview with the French Photographer Jean-Marc Caracci about his project “Homo Urbanus Europeanus“] by Sorin-Mihai Grad 1. Everybody is taking photos of churches while visiting a new city. How come that after intensively clicking into the galleries on your project’s site I did not notice any church? Well, working on the “Homo Urbanus Europeanus” project, […]

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