Andra Rotaru

Andra Rotaru is a poet and the founder of the mixed-media and multilingual journal Crevice. She has initiated collaborations at the intersection of poetry and choreography (the dance performance Lemur, presented in the US and across Europe by choreographer Robert Tyree); poetry, fiction, and video (the documentary All Together, made during The International Writing Program 2014 with poet Raj Chakrapani); and photography (Photo-letter pairing, involving the Iowa community and IWP writers). She is the author of In a Bed under the White Sheet (2005); En una cama bajo la sábana blanca (the Spanish translation of her debut volume, 2008); Southern Lands (2010); Lemur (2012); Tribar (2018). Andra was awarded The Best Young Poet of Year Award at The Writers’ Gala in Bucharest (2013) for Lemur. The book was published in the US by Action Books in 2018 (translation by Florin Bican). A selection of translated poems from her newest book, Tribar (translator Anca Roncea), won the Asymptote Journal Close Approximations Contest (judge: Sawako Nakayasu) in 2017, made it into the final of the Gulf Coast Prize (translator: Anca Roncea, judge: Ilya Kaminsky) in 2018 and were nominated for Anomaly’s 2018 Pushcart Prize.

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