Dr. Carmen Bugan https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/carmen-bugan is a writer based in Long Island, NY.  She was born in Romania and has lived in England, Ireland, and France.  Educated at the University of Michigan and Balliol College, Oxford University, UK, with a PhD in English Literature, she is the author of three collections of poems, an internationally acclaimed memoir, and a highly praised critical study. Her work has been translated into several languages and appears in publications such as PEN Atlas, Modern Poetry in Translation, the TLS, Harvard Review, PN Review and others. She was a fellow at the Hawthornden International Retreat for Writers (Scotland), a Creative Arts Arts Fellow in Literature at Wolfson College, Oxford University (UK), has received a major individual grant from the Arts Council of England, and has taught creative writing and literature in the US, UK, and Switzerland. Carmen appears at book fairs and festivals such as the London Book Fair, the Cork Literary Festival, The Goteborg Book Fair, and Le Livre sur les Quais (Morges, Switzerland).  She is a member of the Geneva Writers Group. In 2014 she has presented a long form documentary for the BBC World News and the World Service called ‘The Man Who Went Looking for Freedom’ on the story of her family, which is the subject of much of her writing. In 2017 Carmen was made a George Orwell Prize Fellow. She teaches at the Gotham Writers Workshop in New York City.  Carmen Bugan is the 2018 Helen DeRoy Professor in Honors at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where she will lecture on Poetry and the Language of Oppression. Carmen chairs a monthly poetry reading series, called Literary Excursions, at the Setauket Neighborhood House in East Setauket, NY, a platform supporting local poets which she created in 2016.

Watch Carmen (and others) talk about her work:

These are just some links to some of Carmen’s  poems, articles and interviews around the web.
















An interview with Alexandru Popescu in the Floreat Domus (Balliol College, Oxford)