I Breathe Out V a Shoelace or a Zipper
in the sky above you morning shatters into millions of colored shoelaces;
otherwise the textile light of the welding torch
that, too, would be a poem or even
Răzvan Ţupa is the author of three books: Fetish (2001, which won the Mihai Eminescu First Poetry Book Award), Fetish – A Romanian Book of Pleasure (2003), and Romanian Bodies (2005). He was included in the U.K. anthology No Longer Poetry: New Romanian Poetry (2007). He has recorded video poetry, served as an editor of the film section for Time Out magazine, produced Poetry. The Power, a feature film on young poets, and was founding editor of the poetry journal Versus/Versum.
Adam J. Sorkin recently published Memory Glyphs: Three Prose Poets from Romania (Twisted Spoon Press, 2009); Mircea Ivănescu’s lines poems poetry (University of Plymouth Press,UK, translated with Lidia Vianu; and Rock and Dew, poems by Carmen Firan (The Sheep Meadow Press, 2010, translated with the poet). Ioan Es. Pop’s No Way Out of Hadesburg is forthcoming fall of 2010.