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A Hand for the Poet

Aimed at both Romanian and international audiences, A HAND FOR THE POET is a unique online initiative to promote classic and modern Romanian poetry. The project sets out to bolster an area of culture that is largely marginalised today, supporting poetry through the art of acting and the moving image, an undertaking all the more significant inasmuch as it places the poetic act in close relation to social media-dominated times we live in.

An ongoing online bilingual project, A HAND FOR THE POET will feature readings from the work of Romania’s most important poets. The poems in the series, by Mihai Eminescu, Tudor Arghezi, George Coşbuc, Lucian Blaga, George Bacovia, Ion Barbu, Nichita Stănescu, and Marin orescu, George Topîrceanu, Ion Minulescu, Octavian Goga, Nicolae Labiş, Vasile Voiculescu and Radu Stanca will be read in Romanian and, in part, English by a dazzling array of actors that includes Ion Caramitru, Michael Pennington, Anamaria Marinca, Mircea Rusu, Emilia Popescu, András Istvan Demeter, Mihaela Rădescu, Alex Ştefănescu, Cătălin Frăsinescu, and Victor Rebengiuc, Mariana Mihuţ, Rodica Mandache, Mihai Mălaimare, Constantin Chiriac, Cristian Şofron.

In 2022, we added pages dedicated to work by poets Miron Radu Paraschivescu, read by Ștefan Bănică, Nina Cassian, read by Medeea Marinescu, Benjamin Fondane and Paul Celan, read by Maia Morgenstern, Emil Brumaru, in two highly different readings by Medeea Marinescu and Marius Manole, Gellu Naum, read by Marius Manole, and Traian Demetrescu, read by Pavel Bartoș.
Among these new releases, a special place is held by Florin Piersic’s additional readings for the existing pages dedicated to Coșbuc and Minulescu and his readings for the new pages dedicated to poets Adrian Păunescu, Leonida Lari, Costache, and Dominic Stanca.

The poetry readings, filmed in 2021 and 2022, are each prefaced by a brief introduction to the unique world of the particular poet and are illustrated with period photographs, manuscripts, and bilingual texts about the poet’s art.

A HAND FOR THE POET aims to make the most important classic and modern Romanian poets more widely known, showcasing their work in both the original and established translations, employing a user-friendly interface accessible to today’s audiences, for which the Internet is the primary vehicle for culture, and will continue in future with other important names.

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A Hand for the Poet

Aimed at both Romanian and international audiences, A HAND FOR THE POET is a unique online initiative to promote classic and modern Romanian poetry. The project sets out to bolster an area of culture that is largely marginalised today, supporting poetry through the art of acting and the moving image, an undertaking all the more significant inasmuch as it places the poetic act in close relation to social media-dominated times we live in.

An ongoing online bilingual project, A HAND FOR THE POET will feature readings from the work of Romania’s most important poets. The poems in the series, by Mihai Eminescu, Tudor Arghezi, George Coşbuc, Lucian Blaga, George Bacovia, Ion Barbu, Nichita Stănescu, and Marin orescu, George Topîrceanu, Ion Minulescu, Octavian Goga, Nicolae Labiş, Vasile Voiculescu and Radu Stanca will be read in Romanian and, in part, English by a dazzling array of actors that includes Ion Caramitru, Michael Pennington, Anamaria Marinca, Mircea Rusu, Emilia Popescu, András Istvan Demeter, Mihaela Rădescu, Alex Ştefănescu, Cătălin Frăsinescu, and Victor Rebengiuc, Mariana Mihuţ, Rodica Mandache, Mihai Mălaimare, Constantin Chiriac, Cristian Şofron.

iana Mihuţ, Rodica Mandache, Mihai Mălaimare, Constantin Chiriac, Cristian Şofron.

In 2022, we added pages dedicated to work by poets Miron Radu Paraschivescu, read by Ștefan Bănică, Nina Cassian, read by Medeea Marinescu, Benjamin Fondane and Paul Celan, read by Maia Morgenstern, Emil Brumaru, in two highly different readings by Medeea Marinescu and Marius Manole, Gellu Naum, read by Marius Manole, and Traian Demetrescu, read by Pavel Bartoș.
Among these new releases, a special place is held by Florin Piersic’s additional readings for the existing pages dedicated to Coșbuc and Minulescu and his readings for the new pages dedicated to poets Adrian Păunescu, Leonida Lari, Costache, and Dominic Stanca.

The poetry readings, filmed in 2021 and 2022, are each prefaced by a brief introduction to the unique world of the particular poet and are illustrated with period photographs, manuscripts, and bilingual texts about the poet’s art.

A HAND FOR THE POET aims to make the most important classic and modern Romanian poets more widely known, showcasing their work in both the original and established translations, employing a user-friendly interface accessible to today’s audiences, for which the Internet is the primary vehicle for culture, and will continue in future with other important names.

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Actors

The chosen poems were initially read by a plethora of actors such as Ion Caramitru, Michael Pennington, Anamaria Marinca, Mircea Rusu, Emilia Popescu, András Istvan Demeter, Mihaela Rădescu, Alex Ştefănescu, Cătălin Frăsinescu. The project continued with poems read by Victor Rebengiuc, Mihai Mălaimare, Rodica Mandache, Mariana Mihuț, Constantin Chiriac and Cristian Șofron. 2022 brought new names to the scene of our project: Pavel Bartoș, Ștefan Bănică, Marius Manole, Medeea Marinescu, George Mihăiță, Maia Morgenstern, Florin Piersic and Alexandru Repan.

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Actors

The chosen poems were initially read by a plethora of actors such as Ion Caramitru, Michael Pennington, Anamaria Marinca, Mircea Rusu, Emilia Popescu, András Istvan Demeter, Mihaela Rădescu, Alex Ştefănescu, Cătălin Frăsinescu. The project continued with poems read by Victor Rebengiuc, Mihai Mălaimare, Rodica Mandache, Mariana Mihuț, Constantin Chiriac and Cristian Șofron. 2022 brought new names to the scene of our project: Pavel Bartoș, Ștefan Bănică, Marius Manole, Medeea Marinescu, George Mihăiță, Maia Morgenstern, Florin Piersic and Alexandru Repan.

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