Famous Poets from Romania

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List of notable or famous poets from Romania, with bios and photos, including the top poets born in Romania and even some popular poets who immigrated to Romania. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Romanian poets then this list is the perfect resource for you. These poets are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known poet from Romania is included when available.

This list includes Tristan Tzara, Marieta Maglas and more people.

This historic poets from Romania list can help answer the questions "Who are some Romanian poets of note?" and "Who are the most famous poets from Romania?" These prominent poets of Romania may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Romanian poets.

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Andrei Codrescu is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Poets from Romania
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Andrei Codrescu is a Romanian-born American poet, novelist, essayist, screenwriter, and commentator for National Public Radio. He was the Mac Curdy Distinguished Professor of English at Louisiana State University from 1984 until his retirement in 2009. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 72

Birthplace: Sibiu, Romania

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Gelu Vlaşin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Poets from Romania
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Gelu Vlașin is a Romanian poet and essayist. Born in Telciu, Bistriţa-Năsăud County, Romania on 30 August 1966, he is married to Cristina Maria Vlasin and has a son Darius Andrei Vlasin. Had his literary debut in România Literară Magazine 16/1999, with an introduction made by Nicolae Manolescu; his editorial debut was in 1999 with the poetry volume Tratat la psihiatrie, published at Vinea Publisher, Bucharest, with a preface by Nicolae Manolescu and an afterword by Paul Cernat; The volume won the award of the debut section of the Bucharest Writers Association in 1999 and was a nominee at the Romanian Union of Writers Awards, 1999. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 52

Birthplace: Telciu, Romania

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Herta Müller is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Poets from Romania
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Herta Müller is a German novelist, poet, essayist and recipient of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature. Born in Nițchidorf, Timiș County in Romania, her native language is German. Since the early 1990s she has been internationally established, and her works have been translated into more than twenty languages. Müller is noted for her works depicting the effects of violence, cruelty and terror, usually in the setting of Communist Romania under the repressive Nicolae Ceaușescu regime which she has experienced herself. Many of her works are told from the viewpoint of the German minority in Romania and are also a depiction of the modern history of the Germans in the Banat, and Transylvania. Her ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 65

Birthplace: Nițchidorf, Romania

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Isidore Isou is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Poets from Romania
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Isidore Isou, born Ioan-Isidor Goldstein, was a Romanian-born French poet, film critic and visual artist. He was the founder of Lettrism, an art and literary movement which owed inspiration to Dada and Surrealism. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 82 (1925-2007)

Birthplace: Botoșani, Romania

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