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Club Rooms 107-108, Magill Commons
Liliana Ursu, internationally acclaimed Romanian poet, was born in Sibiu, Romania, in 1949. Ursu has published eight books of poetry in Romanian. Her first book in English,The Sky Behind the Forest(Bloodaxe Books, 1997), translated by Ursu, Adam J. Sorkin, and Tess Gallagher, became a British Poetry Book Society Recommended Translation and was shortlisted for Oxford’s Weidenfeld Prize.Goldsmith Market(Zephyr Press, 2004) is Liliana Ursu’s third book of poetry in Romanian, and her third book to appear in English. Lightwall,will be published by Zephyr Press in 2009. Her most recent book A Path to the Sea was published in 2011
During 1992-93 and again in 1997-98, Ursu was a Fulbright Lecturer at Penn State’s University Park campus; in spring 2000 she served as a visiting professor of creative writing at the University of Louisville. In fall 2003, she was Poet-in-Residence at the Stadler Center for Poetry, Bucknell University. Ursu has worked for Romanian National Radio since 1980, producing a literary magazine of the air.
The reading is sponsored by Global Initiatives and The Visiting Writers Series