Catalina Florina Florescu

Florescu - Cover - 9781681143859-Perfect - Edited

The Night I Burned My Origami Skin: (Softcover: $15, 54pp, 6X9”: ISBN: 978-1-68114-385-9; Hardcover: $30: ISBN: 978-1-68114-386-6; EBook: $2.99: ISBN: 978-1-68114-387-3; LCCN: 2017954204; Edited by Mallory Cormack; American Poetry; Release: December 15, 2017; Purchase on Amazon or Barnes & Noble): The poems comprised in this collection address issues related to loss, longing, desire, on the one hand, and social justice, inequality, and language, on the other hand. I have returned to poetry because I felt that only through this genre I may be able to transfer my latent feelings, push them outside of me.  Writing poetry has made me reconnect with my own homo ludens, yet paradoxically I am now more fragmented and slippery than ever, a kaleidoscope ready to be deposited in my readers’ hands.

Catalina Florina Florescu was born in Romania. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from University of Bucharest. She holds a Master’s Degree and a PhD in Comparative Literature from Purdue University. She teaches literature and writing at Pace University. Her books are in permanent libraries worldwide as well as at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. She is the author of: Transacting Sites of the Liminal Bodily Spaces; Disjointed Perspectives on Motherhood; Inventing Me/Exerciţii de retrăit. Her next edited book, Transnational Narratives of Englishes in Exile, will be released in November 2017, and it will be exhibited at the MLA convention, followed by a book launch organized by CEERES of Voices affiliated with University of Chicago. Her political parable, Suicidal Dog & Laika, will have a table reading at The Immigrants’ Theatre Project in New York City. With Mia, a drama, she will have a reading at the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York. She delivered papers at Harvard, Sorbonne, New York University. Her Scrabble Cancer Poster was presented at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC and at Boston University. Her next goal is to see her plays performed. She is also working on a collection of short/flash stories titled Not Yet. For more info about her, visit her LinkedIn page

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