What I Sought in Bucharest, Summer of 1990 I came to talk Plotinus, Ceausescu, revolution, was given Cioran and everything, everything happened in the cradle of that language where I first heard love you, soft cadences of kisses, a mother tongue. Any fruit promised a taste of marvel, of wine or blood who could say which if transubstantiation is possible If I … [Read more...]
About Alina Stefanescu
Alina Stefanescu was born in Romania and lives in Alabama. Find her poems and prose in recent issues of Juked, DIAGRAM, New South, Mantis, VOLT, Cloudbank, New Orleans Review Online, and others. A multiple Pushcart nominee, she is the author of Objects In Vases (Anchor & Plume, March 2016), Letters to Arthur (Beard of Bees, August 2016), and Ipokimen (Anchor and Plume, November 2016). Her debut fiction collection, Every Mask I Tried On, won the Brighthorse Books Prize. She has been nominated for several Pushcart Prizes and Best of the Net. She serves as Poetry Editor for Pidgeonholes and President of the Alabama State Poetry Society. More arcana online at www.alinastefanescuwriter.com or @aliner.