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Interviews and Encounters
Nina Cassian, Carmen Firan




Sheep Meadow
2015 • 120 pp. 6 1/2 x 9"
Memoir / Interview

$18.95 Paperback, 978-1-937679-40-8



“Eavesdropping on this conversation between two brilliant women feels deliciously indecent. The elder, famous on two continents for her poetry and her dazzling life, plays... [continued in Reviews below]”—Andrei Codrescu,

Romanian Sapphos

There is also an anthology of the favorite poems of each poet, many not previously published, as well as other tragic and comic literary surprises in this nothing-like-it book.

Reviews / Endorsements

“Eavesdropping on this conversation between two brilliant women feels deliciously indecent. The elder, famous on two continents for her poetry and her dazzling life, plays and spars with the younger, but no less knowing, poet, in a fiery exchange on politics, love, letters, languages, and beliefs. Tolerant of each other’s differences, and deeply empathic for one another’s feelings, they create a lasting Figure of Friendship.”—Andrei Codrescu

“Nina Cassian was a sublime artist, like Sappho, a poet of passionate depths—and great heights.”—Edward Hirsch



NINA CASSIAN (1924–2014) was born in Romania and died at her home on Roosevelt Island. In her lifetime, she published sixty books. Principally a poet, she wrote fiction and children's books, and was also a composer and translator (notably of Shakespeare, Molière, Brecht). CARMEN FIRAN has published twenty books including poetry, novels, essays, and short stories in her native Romania. She has lived in New York since 2000. The Sheep Meadow Press previously published her book Rock & Dew.



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