I’m thrilled to announce that I was featured both as a poet and a visual artist by the prestigious Trafika Europe 8, ‘’Romanian Holiday’’, published by Penn University Press, USA. The well-known writer, Andrew Singer, Director and Editor-in-Chief of Trafika Europe, selected my artwork ‘’Text and Time 91’’(belonging to my Archetypal Expressionism monochrome series) for the cover of this issue and some of my poems, translated in Romanian by Adrian Oproiu, have been also published, together with the works of fiction and poetry of other 7 major writers of the actual Romanian literature scene: Doina Ruşti, Claudiu Komartin, Mircea Cărtărescu, T O Bobe, Elise Wilk, Corina Bernic and Ioana Pârvulescu.
‘’It’s looking like a terrific collection of work’’, asserted Andrew Singer about ‘’Romanian Holiday’’ in one of his letters. He wrote in an interview: “We want to be your meeting point for cultures across the 47 Council of Europe countries, to showcase what is exciting in emerging voices, and explore issues toward a greater sense of belonging and, ultimately, a more shared identity in Europe”.
Trafika Europe is a cutting edge project imagined by Andrew Singer to highlight the new and fresh voices of the European literature and to offer them a generous global audience. The Essential New European Literature is the core idea of this this new platform for great European literature in English, supported by and affiliated with Penn University Press.
Andrew Singer, Director and Editor-in-Chief of Trafika Europe is a poet and fiction writer, literary editor and translator, essayist and reviewer, pen-and-ink artist and university instructor.
‘’Trafika Europe performs a unique service, helping to keep together, and actually helping to bind together, the diverse and often mutually unknown and unrecognized cultures of Europe through the most basic and effective means possible: the heart and the creative imagination. Literature is the great harmonizer, the road to the discovery of common roots and the prospect of a common destiny. Readers of Trafika Europe will benefit from the rich literary heritage of this great cultural sphere.’’ (Ervin Laszlo, founder and president of the Club of Budapest)