We’re delighted to introduce Sam Riviere and Cătălina Stanislav as Modern Poetry in Translation’s 2021 Writers in Residence, supported by the European Cultural Foundation.
In the coming months, together they will instigate a dialogue between Romanian and UK poetry, curating a series of articles and translations as well as an online workshop for Modern Poetry in Translation. More details will be announced soon.
Sam and Cătălina follow previous writers in residence, Soje (2020) and Khairani Barokka (2019).
Sam Riviere and Cătălina Stanislav said:
This is an exciting moment in Romanian poetry, with the emergence of a new generation of poets wholly distinct from the significant “2000 generation” – digitally native, pan-European, subversive, political, funny. With new publishing houses and magazines such as OMG and Z9 carving out a space for young poets, we look forward to introducing readers in the UK to a range of contemporary Romanian poets and taking a look at some of the questions central to Romanian poetry.
About Sam Riviere
Sam Riviere is the author of the poetry books 81 Austerities (2012), Kim Kardashian’s Marriage (2015) and After Fame (2020), as well as numerous limited-edition titles. His debut novel Dead Souls is published this year by W&N. He lives in Edinburgh and runs the micropublisher If a Leaf Falls Press.
About Cătălina Stanislav
Cătălina Stanislav (b. 1995, Sibiu) has graduated from the Faculty of Letters in Sibiu, in 2017 and has an MA in Romanian literature and language. As of 2020, she holds an MA in Gender Studies from Utrecht University. She is an editor of the cultural magazine Z9 since 2013 and co-organizes the Z9 International Poetry Festival since 2015. She translates prose and poetry from English to Romanian. She has published prose and poetry in various magazines and journals and will publish her first poetry book in spring 2021 at OMG Publishing.
Supported by the European Cultural Foundation