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Dan Sociu

Dan Sociu (b. 1978) is a member of the younger generation of poets, the so-called “2000 Generation,” a movement sometimes called “Miserabilism” by Romanian literary critics. His published works include : well-stopped jars, cash for one more week (poems, 2002), brother louse (poems, 1st edition : 2004 ; 2nd edition: 2007), eXcessive songs (poems, Cartea Românească, 2005), Urbancholia (novel, Polirom, 2008). A selection of his poems has been translated for German and English anthologies : New European Poets (Graywolf, 2008), No Longer Poetry (Heaventree Press, ed. David Morley, 2007), hat jemand etwas gefragt (Versus, 2003), Ozone Friendly (T Publishing House, 2002), Club 8 Poetry (T Publishing House, 2001). Translations of his poems and articles have also appeared in literary magazines in Austria (Wienzeile), Sweden (Ord & Bild, Lyrikvännen), Poland (Lampa), and the USA (Circumference – University of Columbia). In 2003, well-stopped jars, cash for one more week was awarded Romania’s Mihai Eminescu Prize, and the Romanian-Canadian Ronald Gasparic Prize ; in 2006, eXcessive songs was named Best Book of the Year by the Romanian Writers’ Association ; in 2007, he was voted Most Prominent Young Writer at the Young Writers’ Colloquium in Cluj.

 

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