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Flavia Cosma is an award winning Romanian-born Canadian poet, author and translator. She has a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest. Later she studied Drama at the Community School of ArtsBucharest, Romania. She is also an award winning independent television documentary producer, director, and writer, and has published twenty-two books of poetry, a novel, a travel memoir and five books for children. Her work has been represented in numerous anthologies in various countries and languages, and her book, 47 Poems, (Texas Tech University Press) received the ALTA Richard Wilbur Poetry in Translation Prize. Cosma was nominated three times for The Pushcart Prize with poems from Leaves of a Diary (2006), The Season of Love (2008) and Thus Spoke the Sea (2008). Flavia Cosma was awarded Third Prize in the John Dryden Translation Competition- 2007, for co-translating In the Arms of the Father, poems by Flavia Cosma, (British Comparative Literature Association & British Literary Translation Centre). Cosmas Songs at the Aegean Sea made the Short List in the Canadian Aid Literary Awards Contest, Dec. 2007. Her translation into Romanian of Burning Poems by George Elliott Clarke was published in Romania in 2006. Her translation from Spanish into Romanian of work by the Argentinean poet Luis Raul Calvo was published in 2009 under the title Nimic Pentru Aici, Nimic Pentru Dincolo. Her translation of work by the USA poet Gloria Mindock was published in 2010 under the title La Por?ile Raiului. Her translation into English of Profane Uncertainties by the Argentinean poet Luis Raul Calvo was published by Cervena Barva Press in 2010. Cosmas poetry book Leaves of a Diary was studied at the University of Toronto E. J. Pratt Canadian Literature during the school year 2007-2008. Flavia Cosma received the Title of Excellence for outstanding contribution in the promotion and enrichment of the Romanian culture within the European region and throughout the world, awarded by The International Festival Lucian Blaga, XXIX edition, Sebe?-Alba, Romania, 2009 Flavia was decorated with the Golden Medal and was appointed Honorary Member by the Casa del Poeta Peruano, Lima, Peru, in 2010, for her poetry and her work as an international cultural promoter. Flavia Cosma is the director of the International Writers and Artists Residency, Val-David, Quebec, Canada.

Flavia Cosma este scriitoare, poet? ?i traduc?toare romno-canadian? n?scut? n Romnia, c?tig?toare a numeroase premii interna?ionale. Este licen?iat? n Inginerie Electric? la Institutul Politehnic Bucure?ti ?i a studiat teatru n Romnia. Este deasemeni produc?toare, regizoare ?i scenarist? pentru filme documentare de televiziune. Vorbe?te fluent engleza, romna, franceza ?i spaniola; produce opere originale ?i traduceri n aceste patru limbi. Flavia a publicat 22 volume de poezie, un roman, o carte de memorii de c?l?torie ?i cinci c?r?i pentru copii. Volumul s?u de versuri Leaves of a Diary a fost acceptat n cadrul Universit??ii din Toronto, la catedra E. J. Pratt Canadian Literature ca material didactic pentru anii 2007-2008. Poemele ?i c?r?ile sale au ob?inut numeroase premii. Cosma este membr? a Uniunii Scriitorilor din Romnia, The Writers Union of Canada, The League o Canadian Poets, British Comparative Literature Association, Union Hispanoamericana de Escritores, etc. Recent, Flavia Cosma a fost distins? cu Titlul de Membr? de Onoare ?i decorat? cu Medalia de Aur de c?tre Casa del Poeta Peruano, Lima, Peru n cadrul celui de-al III-lea Festival Interna?ional de Poezie din localitatea Huari, Peru, pentru opera sa poetic? ?i pentru contribu?ia sa la promovarea culturii n lume, Septembrie 2010.
Dupa lansarea cartii de poezie Le miel trouble du matin la Paris unde de altfel cartea s-a si publicat, Flavia Cosma revine in Romania cu ultimul volum de versuri in limba romana, Trupul lunii, carte tradusa deja in limbile engleza si spaniola si pe cale de a fi publicata in Peru si Statele Unite. Prima lansare a fost pe 27 noiembrie la Oradea, a doua pe 5 decembrie la Baia Mare, apoi urmeaza Iasi cu lansarea la Muzeul Literaturii pe 12 decembrie si cu o conferinta la Academia Romana-filiala Iasi (10 decembrie 2012), pentru a-si incheia turneul cu prezentarea acestei carti pe 16 decembrie 2012, ora 18.00 la Bucuresti la Sala Oglinzilor de la Uniunea Scriitorilor. Prezinta Victorita Dutu, Clelia Ifrim si Costin Tuchila, in prezenta atasatei culturale de la Ambasada Canadei la Bucuresti, doamna Ligia Marincus.

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