Radu Vancu (b. 1978) is a poet, literary critic and translator. He has published three collections: Epistole pentru Camelia (Epistles for Camelia, 2002), Biographia litteraria (2006), and Monstrul fericit (The Happy Monster, 2009). He has also published an essay (originally a PhD paper) on the work of a foremost contemporary Romanian poet, Mircea Ivănescu. Poezia discreţiei absolute (2007). Radu Vancu has four thrillers and mystries from English, as well as poetry from English, French and German. His poems have appeared in international anthologies and literary reviews and have been translated into several European languages. Recently, his poems have been selected for two an US and a Swedish anthology of Romanian authors. Follow his blog (in Romanian): http://raduvancu.unspe.com/
'I like to use the languages of the various arts – literature, music, theatre...I think that is the spirit of the modern global era.'- poet Ivan Hristov spoke to SJ Fowler of 3AM magazine about the evolution of the contemporary Bulgarian poetry scene.
Cosmin Borza discusses the work of Romania's 'Generation 2000' poets, including Radu Vancu and Claudiu Komartin in an essay at Asymptote.
At the Sofia Poetics festival, which was organised by Word Express participant Ivan Hristov, Scottish based poet Ryan Van Winkle caught up with fellow festival guests SJ Fowler and Tomasz Rózycki. To hear Fowler and Rózycki discussing their work and reading some of their poetry, listen to the Scottish Poetry Library podcast here.