Elena Vlădăreanu was born in 1981, in Medgidia (Constanţa). She graduated from the Faculty of Letters of the Bucharest University (specialising in Romanian and French language and literature) and earned an interdisciplinary MA in Performance, Multimedia and Society from the Bucharest Centre for Excellence in Image Research, with a study on the performativity of contemporary poetry. At the moment, she is a PHD student with a research on biography and autobiography in contemporary theatre. Her first poetry book came out in 2002, Pagini. She has also published the volumes Fisuri (2003), europa. Zece cântece funerare (2005), spaţiu privat. a handbook (Cartea Românească, 2009, with drawings by Dan Perjovschi), Non Stress Test (2016), Bani. Muncă. Timp liber (2017), Minunata lume Disney (2019). In 2021, she published her first collection of short stories, August. She is interested in creating poetry using the instruments of other media; her creation often revolves around the human body and its limitations, questioning at the same time its political dimension.