This selection comes from the poetry collection I Scrape the Window of Nothingness: New and Selected Poems, available now from Orison Books. Purchase your copy here.
Stella Vinitchi Radulescu was born in Romania and left the country permanently in 1983, at the height of the communist regime. She holds a Ph.D. in French Language & Literature and has taught French at Loyola University and Northwestern University. Writing poetry in three languages, she has published numerous books in the United States, France, and Romania. Radulescu’s French books have received several awards, including the Grand Prix de Poésie Henri-Noël Villard and the Prix Amélie Murat. Her latest English-language book is I Scrape the Window of Nothingness: New and Selected Poems (Orison Books, 2015).
Heather Knox, Managing Editor for The Wardrobe, is the author of the poetry collection Dowry Meat (Words Dance Publishing) and the forthcoming young adult fiction series Vampire Wars (EPIC Escape). Her poetry has appeared in Columbia Poetry Review, [PANK], decomP magazinE, Word Riot, and other places. She earned her MFA in Poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in 2013 and currently teaches online as an adjunct professor for Southern New Hampshire University, often from the comfort of her pajamas and the Midwest.