Liliana Ursu

Tuesday, February 28th 7pm

Taylor Auditorium in Marsh Hall

This reading is free and open to the public.

Romanian poet LILIANA URSU has written more than twenty books of poetry, prose, and translations.  Her first book was published in 1977 while she worked at Romanian National Radio, where she faced lists of prohibited words and Communist censorship. After the fall of the regime in 1989, she was able to attend literary conferences in Europe, including one in Spain, where she met Tess Gallagher.  Through her, Ursu came to be known in the United States. Her current poetry interprets the new freedoms of travel that Romanians have enjoyed in recent decades, an experience radically different than their oppression under Ceausescu.  Ursu has had two Fulbrights, taught at three U.S. universities, and has been widely published in journals such as Massachusetts Review, American Poetry Review, and The New Yorker.

Sponsored by the Elise Elliott Grant, the Tom McCall Center, the Visiting Writers Series,  the Center for Gender Equity, and the Department of English.  Contact Professor Darlene Pagán for more information at


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