Famous Poets from Romania

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 (Romanian pronunciation: [anˈdrej koˈdresku]; born December 20, 1946) is a Romanian-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.
    • Age: 76
    • Birthplace: Sibiu, Romania
  • 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.
    • Age: 57
    • Birthplace: Telciu, Romania
  • Herta Müller (born 17 August 1953) is a Romanian-born 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 the Socialist Republic of 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 much acclaimed 2009 novel The Hunger Angel (Atemschaukel) portrays the deportation of Romania's German minority to Soviet Gulags during the Soviet occupation of Romania for use as German forced labor. Müller has received more than twenty awards to date, including the Kleist Prize (1994), the Aristeion Prize (1995), the International Dublin Literary Award (1998) and the Franz Werfel Human Rights Award (2009). On 8 October 2009, the Swedish Academy announced that she had been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, describing her as a woman "who, with the concentration of poetry and the frankness of prose, depicts the landscape of the dispossessed".
    • Age: 70
    • Birthplace: Nițchidorf, Romania
  • Isidore Isou
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    Isidore Isou (French: [izu]; 29 January 1925 – 28 July 2007), born Isidor Goldstein, was a Romanian-born French poet, dramaturge, novelist, film director, economist, and visual artist who lived in the 20th century. He was the founder of Lettrism, an art and literary movement which owed inspiration to Dada and Surrealism. An important figure in the mid-20th Century avant-garde, he is remembered in the cinema world chiefly for his revolutionary 1951 film Traité de Bave et d'Eternité, while his political writings are seen as foreshadowing the May 1968 movements.
    • Age: Dec. at 82 (1925-2007)
    • Birthplace: Botoșani, Romania
  • Leonard Wolf

    Leonard Wolf (March 1, 1923 – March 20, 2019) was a Romanian-American poet, author, teacher, and translator. He is known for authoritative annotated editions of classic gothic horror novels, including Dracula, Frankenstein, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and The Phantom of the Opera, and other critical works on the topic; and also for Yiddish translations of works ranging from those of Isaac Bashevis Singer to Winnie the Pooh. He is the father of Naomi Wolf.
    • Age: 100
    • Birthplace: Vulcan, Romania
  • Maria Cunţan
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    Maria Cunţan

    • Age: Dec. at 73 (1862-1935)
    • Birthplace: Sibiu, Romania