Claudia Serea is a Romanian-born poet who immigrated to the U.S. in 1995. Her poems and translations have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies from the U.S., U.K., and Australia, such as New Letters, 5 a.m., Meridian, Word Riot, Going Down Swinging, The Lake, Cutthroat, Apple Valley Review, Green Mountains Review, International Poetry Review, Ascent, Connotation Press, protestpoems.org, Mudfish, The Dirty Goat, Harpur Palate, Contrary, Poets & Artists, and many others. Her poem My Father’s Quiets Friends in Prison, 1958-1962 received the New Letters Readers Award in 2013.
A four-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net, she is the author of the full-length poetry collections Angels & Beasts (Phoenicia Publishing, Canada, 2012), A Dirt Road Hangs from the Sky (8th House Publishing, Canada, 2013), To Part Is to Die a Little (Cervená Barva Press, forthcoming) and Nothing Important Happened Today (Broadstone Books, forthcoming). She also published the chapbooks The Russian Hat (White Knuckles Press, 2014), The System (Cold Hub Press, New Zealand, 2012), With the Strike of a Match (White Knuckles Press, 2011), and Eternity’s Orthography (Finishing Line Press, 2007).
Together with Paul Doru Mugur and Adam J. Sorkin, Serea co-edited and co-translated The Vanishing Point That Whistles, an Anthology of Contemporary Romanian Poetry (Talisman House Publishing, 2011). She also translated from the Romanian Adina Dabija’s Beautybeast (Northshore Press, Alaska, 2012). In 2012, Serea co-founded and she currently edits The National Translation Month project.
Claudia Serea belongs to the poetry group The Red Wheelbarrow Poets and is one of the curators of the Williams Poetry Readings at the Williams Center in Rutherford, New Jersey. She writes poetry for on her commute between New Jersey and New York.
Publications and Prizes
Books:Angels & Beasts
(Phoenicia Publishing, 2012)
(Cold Hub Press, 2012), Eternity's Orthography
(Finishing Line Press, 2007)
, Barnwood Poetry Journal
, Bosphorus Art Project Quarterly
, Breadcrumb Scabs
, Contrary Magazine
, Earth's Daughters
, Flutter Poetry Journal
, Going Down Swinging
, Harpur Palate
, International Poetry Review
, Main Street Rag
, New Verse News
, Ozone Park
, Revista Respiro
, Tattoo Highway
, The Comstock Review
, The Dirty Goat
, The Fourth River
, The Prose-Poem Project
, Third Wednesday
, Word Riot
, Yellow Medicine Review
, Zoland Poetry
Shortlisted for The 2015 Charter Oak Award for Best Historical Poem
New Letters Readers Award, 2013
Franklin-Cristoph Poetry Contest—Honorable Mention, 2012
Translation grant from the Romanian Cultural Institute, 2011
Mudfish Poetry Contest—finalist, 2008
The Comstock Review Poetry Contest—Special Merit Poem, 2006
Oberon Poetry Contest—Honorable Mention, 2005
Claudia Serea Resume
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Listing last updated: May 5, 2015