Denisa Mirena Pişcu

Denisa Mirena Pişcu is a Romanian poet living in Bucharest. She was born in 1980 at Rădăuţi, Suceava county and graduated from the Faculty of Letters, University of Bucharest. This degree was followed up by an interdisciplinary masters at the Center of Excellence for the Study of Image. She has worked as a journalist and translator and as project coordinator at the Romanian Cultural Institute in Bucharest. Denisa Mirena Pişcu published the first selection of her poems in Astra magazine (Braşov, 1992), followed by the publication of poetry, prose and essays in various cultural magazines in Romania, such as Vatra, Viata Romaneasca, Bucureştiul Cultural, Ziua Literară, Suplimentul de Duminică, tiuk!, and Fracturi. During her faculty years she published the underground booklet fluffy and mechanical, carmen collection no.9 (2002).

Her debut collection was published in 2003, at Vinea Publishing House, Fluffy and Mechanical, which was awarded the prize for debut by the Association of Writers in Bucharest and the Writers Union, Brasov branch. From 2007-2008, she was involved in the international project Overcoming Dictatorships the Encounter of Artists, Poets and Writers, sponsored by the EU, gathering artists and writers from the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Romania and Poland. She also studied sound poetry for her masters thesis. Her second full collection of poems, Disposable People, was published by Galway Print in Ireland in 2009. Watch: Denisa Mirena Piscu reading at the White House, Limerick, Ireland.