Carmen Bugan's poetry and prose have appeared in Harvard Review, Modern Poetry in Translation, PN Review, The Times Literary Supplement and her first collection of poems, Crossing the Carpathians, was published in 2004 with Oxford Poets/Carcanet. She was awarded a large grant by the Arts Council of England and was a Fellow at the Hawthornden International Retreat for Writers and until recently she served as a Creative Arts Fellow in Literature at Wolfson College, in the University of Oxford, where she ran seminar and lecture series on the theory and practice of translation from 2005 until 2009. She recently completed a second collection of poems and a memoir about growing up in a family of political dissidents in Romania. Carmen Bugan was educated at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), in Ireland, and at the University of Oxford where she obtained a doctorate for a dissertation on Seamus Heaney and East European poetry in English translation. She lives in Geneva, Switzerland, with her husband and son.