About the author
 

Elena Liliana Popescu
Curriculum Vitae

ELENA LILIANA POPESCU

ELENA LILIANA POPESCU (b. July 20 1948 in Turnu Mãgurele, Teleorman) is a Romanian poet and translator. Member of the Writers' Union of Romania, section Poetry.

Education

- High School "Bogdan Petriceicu Haºdeu", Buzãu (1960 - 1965)

- Faculty of Mathematics, University of Bucharest (1965-1970)

- Ph.D. in Mathematics - Specialty Algebra, 1981

Professional Activity

Professor at Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, department of Computer Science, University of Bucharest

Author (alone or in collaboration) of works with didactical character, scientific books and articles (in scientific journals in Romania or abroad)

Publishing Activity

After 1989 involved in the social, civic and political life from Romania, writing articles of general interests and on contemporary Romanian life. Her literary activity is geared mainly towards poetry and translations from world's philosophical and spiritual literature.

Some of her poems have been translated in English, Serbian, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese, French, Dutch, Hungarian, German, Hebrew, Polish, Latin, and Urdu, and have been published in literary revues from Romania and also from abroad (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Cuba, Germany, Mexico, Nicaragua, Serbia, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, USA).

Also she had published in literary revues various translations of the contemporary poetry from Argentina, Brazil, Belgium, Chile, Colombia, Hungary, Honduras, Italy, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Portugal, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, USA.

For the literary activity Elena Liliana Popescu has received the ''Special Diploma'' at the International Festival of Poetry, Uzdin (Serbia,1997), the ''First prize'' at the Poetry Festival Novalis, Munich (Germany, 1998) and ''Special Diploma'' at the ''X Certamen de Poesia "Leonardo Cercós" (Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 2007) and Diploma de reconocimiento y merito, accorded by Embassy of Spain in Romania, Bucharest (2011).

Poetry

  • Þie (To you) (University Press, Bucharest 1994)
  • Tãrâmul dintre Gânduri (The realm between Thoughts) (University Press, Bucharest 1997)
  • Zborul. Vis ºi Destin (Flying. Dream and destiny) (Hermes Press, Bucharest, 1999), by George Ioana, posthumous volume
  • Cânt de Iubire - Song of Love (Herald Press, Bucharest, 1999), bilingual volume of poetry, English version: Adrian George Sahlean 
  • Imn Existenþei (Himn to Existence, Herald Press, Bucharest, 2000)
  • Cânt de Iubire - Pesma Liubavi (Savez Srba u Rumuniji Press, Timiºoara, 2001), bilingual volume of poetry, Serbian version by Draga Mirjanic
  • Pelerin (Pilgrim) (Dacia Press, Cluj-Napoca, 2003) 
  • Peregrino (Pilgrim) (Empireuma Press, Orihuela, Spain, 2004), bilingual volume of poetry, Spanish version: Joaquín Garrigós
  • Cuan grande es la tristeza (Como el rayo, Alicante, Espana, 2005, e-book, Spanish version: Joaquín Garrigos and Dan Munteanu, selection and illustrations: Ramón Fernández
  • The Chinese version of Song of Love, en Chinese by Lee Kuey-shien (Taiwan, 2006)
  • Un solo canto (Poéticas, Argentina, 2006), e-book, Spanish version: Joaquín Garrigos and Dan Munteanu
  • Himno a la Existencia (Himn to Existence, Linajes Editores, Mexico, 2006), Spanish version: Joaquín Garrigos and Adrian Mac Liman, revised by Lina Zerón
  • Cât de aproape... - Lo cerca que estabas (Pelerin Press, Bucharest, 2007), Spanish version: Joaquín Garrigos and Dan Munteanu Colán
  • Cânt de Iubire - Song of Love (Pelerin Press, Bucharest & Lumina Linã Press, New York, 2007), bilingual volume of poetry, revised edition English version: Adrian George Sahlean
  • Unde eºti, Timp? (Time, where have you gone?, Curtea veche Press, Bucharest 2007)
  • Poems (Lahore, Pakistan, 2008), bilingual volume of poetry, Romanian and Urdu, translated by Alla Ditta Raza Choudary
  • Peregrino (Expressao Gráfica Press, Brazil, 2009), Portuguese version of Pelerin (Pilgrim) by Luciano Maia
  • Dacã - un singur poem (If - a single poem, Pelerin Press, Bucharest, 2009, containing the poem If and translations of this poem in 42 different languages
  • English and Chinese version of Cânt de Iubire - Song of Love, in Chinese by Lee Kuei-shien (Showwe, Taipei, Taiwan, 2010), edition in bilingual, with English translation by Adrian George Sahlean
  • Hymn to the Life (Showwe, Taipei, Taiwan, 2011), volume of poetry,  translation into Chinese by Lee Kuei-shien

Translations

  •  Introspecþia (Introspection, by Ramana Maharishi, from English, Axis Mundi, Bucharest, 1993)
  • Înþeleptul de la Arunachala (The sage from Arunachala, from English, talks with Ramana Maharishi, Vol. I, Herald, Bucharest, 1997)
  • Înþeleptul de la Arunachala (The sage from Arunachala,  from English, Vol. II, Herald, Bucharest, 1997)
  • Viaþa Impersonalã (Impersonal Life, from French, Papirus, Râmnicu Vâlcea, 1994)
  • Caosmos. Katharsis nu doar pentru mine (Chaosmos, Katharsis not only for me, by Moises Castillo, from Spanish, Dacia, Cluj, 2002)
  • Introspection. Poems (Introspection. Poems, by Ramana Maharishi, from English, Editura Asociaþiei Literare ÞIE, Bucharest, 2004)
  • Poesías (Poetry, by Theodor Damian, Spanish version, from Romanian, Pelerin Press in collaboration with  Luminã Linã, New York, 2005)
  • Frumuseþea Tandreþei (The Beauty of Tenderness, by Lee Luey-shien, from English, Pelerin, Bucharest, 2006)
  • Viaþa Impersonalã (Impersonal Life, from French, second edition revised, Pelerin, Bucharest, 2007)
  • Harpã de umbrã ºi luminã (by Lina Zerón, from Spanish, Pelerin, Bucharest, 2007)
  • Gânduri peregrine (by Hugo Gutiérrez Vega, from Spanish, Pelerin, Bucharest, 2009)

To appear

  • Visul Apei (Wather's deam, by Ana María Vieira, Pelerin Press), anthology of poetry, from Spanish  by Elena Liliana Popescu and Vlad Copil
  • Ora amurgului (The hour of Twilight, by Lee Kuei-shien, Pelerin Press), from English  by Elena Liliana Popescu and Vlad Copil

Other books

  • Zborul. Vis ºi Destin (Flying. Dream and Destiny, Hermes Press, Bucharest, 1999), a collection of memories and poetry by George Ioana, Elena Liliana's father - editor
  • Clar de Lunã - Luar (poetry by Mihai Eminescu, translated into Portuguese by Luciano Maia, Pelerin Press, 2006) - editor
  •  Cosmos uman (poetry by Victor Sahleanu, Pelerin Press, Bucharest, 2009 ) - editor
  • The Man . the Mathematician . the Mentor NICOLAE POPESCU, University Press, Bucharest 2011) - editor

Anthologies

  • Beyond the Orizon (The national Library Poetry, Owings Mills, U.S.A., 1998)
  • O antologie a poetelor din România (An Anthology of Romanian Women Poets, Muzeul Literaturii Române, Bucharest, Romania, 2000)
  • A la sombra del Tigre. Cartografía poética del mundo latino (Solar, Servicios Editoriales, S.A.de C.V.,  Morelia, Mexico, 2003)
  • Daniil Sandu Tudor (Panaghia, Vatra Dornei, 2004)
  • Poemas. Lucian Blaga, Luciano Maia, Elena Liliana Popescu (Editorial de la Universidad Católica Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2005)
  • Conjuro de Luces (Mexico, 2006)
  • Agenda poética del ano 2008 (Linajes y Amarillo Editores, Mexico, 2007)
  •  Inventario azul (Poems from America, Europe, Africa and Asia,  Peru, 2009)
  • Zborul cuvintelor - Fluturimi i fjalëve (Bucureºti, 2009), anthology of Romanian and Albanian Poets, edited by Baki Ymeri
  • ªiir her yerdedir (Istanbul, Turkey, 2010)
  • El color de la Vida, volume of poetry, dedicated to Cristóbal Gabarrón (Salamanca, Spain, 2012)

Collaborations to Literary Magazines

  •  "Revista de la Universidad Catolica Argentina", "Ápices", "Bodega del diablo", "Poéticas"  (Argentina);
  • "Página Siete",  "La Palabra" (Bolivia);
  • "Literarte" (Brazil) ;
  • "The Ambassador", "Atheneum", "Observatorul", "Azularte" (Canada);
  • "Trilce", "Aòaòuca", "Cinosargo", "Koyawe" (Chile);
  • "Arquitrave", "La Urraka" (Colombia);
  • "La Jiribilla", "Calle B" (Cuba);
  • "Observator München" , "Agero Stuttgart" (Germany);
  • "Arkad" (Hungary);
  • "Muse India" (India) ;
  • "Isla negra" (Italy);
  • "Alforja", "Casa del Tiempo", "La Jornada Semanal", "Universo de El búho", "El Subterráneo", "La Otra"  (Mexico);
  • "Anide", "El nuevo Diario: Nuevo Amanecer Cultural"  (Nicaragua);
  • "Autama" (Puerto Rico);
  • "Convorbiri literare", "Cronica", "Poezia","Nord Literar", "Contemporanul",  "Familia",  "Hyperion", "Literra", "Orient Latin",  "Meandre", "Oglinda Literarã", "Cetatea literarã", "Sud", "Arcade", "Argos",  "Singur","Cuib", "Revista nouã" (România);
  • "Knijevni Jivot", "Nasa Reè", "Oglinda", "Tibiscus", (Serbia);
  • "Azahar", "Como el rayo", "Cuadernos del Ateneo de la Laguna", "Empireuma", "La Vega es", "La Columna", "Perito", "Portada", "República de las Letras", "Rumano en el mundo", "Letras Rumanas", "2C, La Opinión de Tenerife", "Ágora-Papeles de Arte Gramático", "El Adelanto"  (Spain);
  • "Chrysalis", "Lumina Linã-Gracious Light", "Alcándara"  (USA);
  • "Epoch", "Poetry", "Taiwan Daily" (Taiwan).
  • "Letras-Uruguay" (Uruguay)

Participation in literary events abroad

  • "Canto de amor de un poeta matematico de Romania", Presentation of the author, "Orihuela, Spain, 2003
  • "Encuentro de Poetas del Mundo Latino", International Festival of Poetry, Ciudad de México and Morelia, Mexico, 2003
  • Presentation of the book Pelerin (Pilgrim), New York, SUA, 2003
  • Presentation of the book Peregrino (Pilgrim), Madrid Book Fair (Feria del libro de  Madrid), 2004
  • "Encuentro de Poetas del Mundo Latino", International Festival of Poetry, Ciudad de México and Morelia, Mexico, 2005
  • "Segundo Festival Internacional de Poesia de Granada", International Festival of Poetry, Nicaragua, 2006
  • "Dialog în Lumea Poeticã contemporanã" (Talk with the theme "Dialogue in the contemporary World of Poetry"), Université Paris 3, UFR, Etudes Italiennes et Roumaines, Paris, 2006
  • "XI Festival Internacional de Poesía de la Habana" (International Festival of Poetry,  Cuba, 2006
  • Presentation of the book Peregrino, Habana, Cuba, 2006
  • "XIV Festival Internacional de Poesía: Mujeres poetas en el País de las Nubes", International Festival of Poetry,  Mexico, 2006
  • Presentation of the book Himno a la Existencia (Hymn to Existence), UNAM, Ciudad de México, Mexico, 2006
  • "XII Encuentro internacional del Mundo de la Cultura", International Festival of Poetry,  La Serena, Coquimbo, Chile, 2007
  • Presentation of the book Cât de aproape... - Lo cerca que estabas..., Coquimbo, Chile, 2007
  • Congreso Internacional de Escritores bajo el lema "Chile Tiene La Palabra:  Latinoamerica En El Corazon", Santiago de Chile, Valparaiso, 2007
  • 27a Feria Internacional del Libro de Santiago, Chile, 2007
  • 21 Salao Nacional de Poesia PSIU POETICO, Montes Claros, Brazil, 2007
  • "Invitacion a la lectura", Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain, 2008
  • 22 Salao Nacional de Poesía PSIU POETICO, Montes Claros, Brazil, 2008
  • "VI Festival Internacional de Poesía de Granada", International Festival of Poetry,  Nicaragua, 2010
  • "Traghetti di Poesia", International Festival of Poetry, Cagliari, Italia, 2010
  •  "ªiir Istanbul", International Festival of Poetry, Istanbul, Turkey, 2010


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