Carmen Firan, born in Romania, has published twenty eight books in her native country and in the United States.
Since 2000 she has been living in New York.
Among her recent books and publications are The Lost Shadow (New Meridian Arts), Changing Your Sign, Changing your Destiny – An Immigrant’s Horoscope (New Meridian Arts, 2019), Interviews and Encounters (Poems and Dialogue with Nina Cassian, Sheep Meadow Press, 2016), Rock and Dew (poems, Sheep Meadow Press, 2013),Words and Flesh, (essays, Talisman Publishers, 2008), In the Most Beautiful Life (poems with photographs by Virginia Joffe, Umbrage Editions, 2002), and three other collections of poetry: Afternoon With An Angel, The First Moment After Death, and Accomplished Error.
She edited Born in Utopia: An Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Romanian Poetry (Talisman House) and co-edited the anthology Stranger at Home. Contemporary American Poetry with an Accent (Numina Press, Los Angeles).
Her work appears in translation in France, Israel, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Poland.
Firan is a member of the Pen American Center and the Poetry Society of America and serves on the editorial board of the international magazine Interpoezia (New York). The Romanian Academy granted her the collection One Hundred and One Poems (with a Preface by Andrei Codrescu, 2020).