A Cry in the Snow
A collection from the trilingual poet who has published in French, English and her native Romanian that draws on two themes: the beauty of nature and the limitations of language.
A CRY IN THE SNOW
And Other Poems by Stella Vinitchi Radulescu
Translated by Luke Hankins
120 pages | 5 x 8 1/2 | © 2018
Distributed by Seagull Books (forthcoming in March)
Stella Vinitchi Radulescu’s poetry dwells in spaces of paradox, seeking out the words, metaphors, and images that capture both the peaceful stillness of snow and the desperate cry of human experience. A Cry in the Snow often draws on these two fertile tropes: the beauty of nature and the power and limitations of language. A trilingual poet who has published in French, English, and her native Romanian, Radulescu seeks to harness the elemental aspects of human experience, working between language and the mysterious power of silence. Combining poems from two French-language collections, Un Cri dans la neige (A Cry in the Snow) and a poetic prose sequence, Journal aux yeux fermés (Journal with Closed Eyes), this collection presents the distinctive and powerful French poems of Stella Vinitchi Radulescu to an English-language readership for the first time.