best poems encyclopedia@griffin poetry prize

Some weeks ago the poetry scouters from the East Tennessee State University selected my poetry for the famous Best Poems Encyclopedia,

You may find my poems at New Poets and World Poets sections.

My poem, Wall and Neutrino.The Poet in New York, was compared by some literary critics to TS Eliot’s The Waste Land and other literature lovers thought this is one of the best poems of the XXth century dedicated to the huge cities, megalopolis, and specifically to New York.

’’This is a collection of accomplished, acutely observed verse which takes a critical and uncompromising look at today’s society. Severin’s style is compelling in its
unconventionality and recalls the brevity, intensity and minimalism of the Imagist poets of the 1930’s, particularly in his portraits of the city. This antology is both a celebration of, and a grim testament to, the condition of modernity’’(Ann Austin, literary critic, Great Britain).

A nice event in my life was a letter with two books included (free of charge) from the editorial department of one of the most prestigious anglo-saxon publishing house, PENGUIN (‘’I’m very impressed by all your work(…)’’, 1996) and later the assertion of the famous PENGUIN author Alan Brownjohn (“The range and energy of Constantin Severin’s imagination is apparent in every poem he writes”, 2007)

I intend to publish next year my first book of collected poems into English and maybe to join the prestigious Griffin Poetry Prize competition,

This year the American poet Gjertrud Schnackenberg won the

Gjertrud Schnackenberg

Griffin Poetry Prize (International Authors)for her book of poems ”Heavenly Questions”, published by Farrar, Strauss&Giroux, while Dionne Brand won the same award for the Canadian Authors category.

About Constantin Severin

Constantin Severin ( is a Romanian writer and, as a visual artist, the founder and promoter of the award-winning concept known as archetypal expressionism. He is the author of eight books of poetry, essays, and novels, and his poems have been published by major Romanian and international literary magazines. He is one of the editors of the French cultural magazine Levure littéraire.
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