ABOUT ME, IRINA
Dear reader, welcome to my site!
Why read poetry?
Poetry is perhaps the simplest and most intuitive form of art.
Yet it carries a profound and long-lasting effect on our psyche: poetry heals us, balances us in an ever-shifting world and sharpens our understanding of who we are, building us up.
With its multiple facets - catharsis, fluidity - the essence of poetry is constantly on the move, on a continuum of words.
Poetry is all about experimenting, taking risks and getting caught in unnecessary complications.
Unnecessary and, like a two-faced Janus effigy, necessary for us to open emotional floodgates to new transitions.
Transitions - which on some days we refer to as 'creativity'.
I am a Romanian-born Canadian.
You can read my work online - through the links provided on this web site.
My poetry, short fiction and book reviews have been published in literary magazines in Canada and the US: Canadian Literature, dandelion, carte-blanche, The Rockhurst Review and others.
previously published two poetry books with Editura Dacia in Romania.
I'm also glad to be a member of The Writers' Union of Canada:
If you'd like to connect with me, drop me a line, I am always glad to chat.