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Constantin Severin was born on the 8th of February 1952, in Baia de Arama, Romania.
He is a writer, member of the Romanian Writers’ Union, and a visual artist, member of the International Art Group ”3rd Paradigm and of European Artists Association, Germany. From 1991 to 2004 he worked as a journalist for different Romanian publications, but also for BBC and Free Europe radio. Currently Constantin Severin works at the County’s Library of Bucovina ”I.G. Sbiera”, Suceava.
He has published over 800 articles, essays and interviews on culture, art theory and criticism, as well as on other issues of Romanian and international interest. He is the theorist and promoter of archetypal expressionism and of post -literature, in essays published on the site of the well known Saatchi Gallery, London. The first concept concerns contemporary art, the latter the philosophy of culture.
Activity as a writer
‘’The Sunday of Things Real” (poetry), Junimea Publishing House, Iasi, Romania, 1984;
”Wall and Neutrino” (poetry, bilingual edition-Romanian/English, translated by Liviu Martinescu), Vlasie Publishing House, Pitesti, Romania, 1994; the poem was included as such in the anthology of ”Contemporary Romanian Poetry” by Marin Mincu, Pontica Publishing House, 2000 and some fragments in the antology ‘’Gefährliche Serpentinen. Rumänische Lyrik der Gegenwart, mit einem Nachwort ‘’ by Dieter Schlesack, Edition Drukhaus, Berlin 1998; the poem won The Bucovina Cultural Foundation Awards;
”Wall and Neutrino. The Poet in New York”, Minerva Publishing House, London, 1997; translation by Liviu Martinescu;
”Improvisations on armonic key” (poetry), Axa Publishing House, Botosani, Romania, 1998;
”The Axolotl” (poetry), Masina de Scris Publishing House, Bucharest, 1998; the first renga (renku) book in the Romanian literature, bilingual edition-Romanian/English, translation by Liviu Martinescu; some of his renga poems translated into Spanish by Joaquin Garrigos have been published by ‘’Cuadernos del Ateneo’’, 2005, in a special issue dedicated to the Romanian literature; book awarded by the Bucovina Cultural Foundation, 1999;
”The Alchemical City” (selected poems), Dacia Publishing House, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2002; awarded by the Bucovina Cultural Foundation, 2003;
”The Sacred Empire. Monasteries and churches in Northern Moldavia”(essays), Paralela 45 Publishing House, Pitesti, Romania, 2003.
”Esto’s Lover” (novel), Curtea Veche Publishing House, Bucharest, Romania, 2010. The novel won the Romanian Writers Union-Bacau Association Award, 2011.
”Improvisations on armonic key” (poetry, Opera Omnia), Tipo Moldova publishing house, Iasi, 2011.
''The Big Game'' (essays, Opera Omnia), Tipo Moldova publishing house, Iasi, 2012.
His poems have been published by major Romanian, Spanish, American, British, Japanese and Belgian literary magazines.
The haiku poetry award offered by Daily Yomiuri newspaper, Japan,1996. The award for cultural journalism offered by the Romanian Ministry of Culture, 1998. The award for cultural journalism offered by the City Hall and the County Council of Suceava, 2001. Excellence Award offered by the City Hall of Drobeta Turnu Severin, Romania, 2009. Naji Naaman Honorary Award for the whole activity, Lebanon, 2010. Honorary citizen of his birthtown, Baia de Arama, 2011. The poem Improvisations on armonic key was nominated for Pushcart Prize. His poems have been selected by the Spanish editor, writer and visual artist Fernando Sabido Sánchez for his unique online anthology of poetry, ANTOLOGÍA POESÍA UNIVERSAL and by the literary experts from The East Tennessee State University, USA for the famous Best Poems Encyclopedia. Premio Internazionale “Messina Città d’Arte” 2011, Messina, Italy, for the English version of the poem ”The Alchemical City”.Included on the General Dictionnary of the Romanian Literature, Vol. VI, 2007, edited by the Romanian Academy and published by Univers Enciclopedic Publishing House.
Interests: Poetry, essays, novels.
Published writer: Yes