Carolina Ilica

CAROLINA ILICA (Romania)
(Vicepresident and Artistic Director of Foundation and Cultural Organisation International
Academy Orient-Occident and of the International Festival „Curtea de Argeş Poetry Nights
“)


• Poetess, translator, essayist; teacher, journalist, diplomat; artistic director and Chairman
of the Jury of the International Festival „Curtea de Argeş Poetry Nights”.

• Carolina Ilica was born in the village of Vidra, Vârfurile communa, Arad county, Romania,
on 19th of March, 1951;
• She graduated the Pedagogical High School in Arad and the Faculty of Philosophy in
Bucharest;
• Member of the Romanian Writers' Union since 1975;
• Theacher of the Pedagogical High School in Arad for 3 years, then a columnist at
„Scânteia Tineretului” newspaper  and „SLAST” magazine in Bucharest; after 1989, she
was a commentator at „Tineretul Liber” and „Vocea României” newspapers, signing
feature reports, essays, reviews, poetry, translations, interviews with Romanian and
foreign personalities;   
• Since 1994, diplomat in the Republic of Macedonia;
• In 1997, she established together with Dumitru M. Ion the foundation and cultural
organization Orient-Occident International Academy that has developed different
programs, among which the International Festival „Curtea de Argeş Poetry Nights” (at the
already ten editions, around 700 authors have participated from all over the world), The
Festival of the Young Poets (biannual) etc.   
• Her first poem was published in "Flacăra Roşie" newspaper from Arad, when she was
fourteen; as a high school student, she was  awarded  the Youth Award at „Nicolae Labiş”
competition in Suceava; her first volume was published while she was a University student,
at the age of 23, after winning the prize for debut awarded by „Eminescu” Publishing
House in Bucharest (1973)
• 22 volumes of poetry (of which 9 thematic selections or critical anthologies); 1 volume of
essays (accompanied by translations) about the great poets of the world;
• 77 volumes of translation works, by individual or collective works, from Egyptian ancient
texts to Nobel Prize winners, such as Mateja Matevski, Adonis or Seamus Heaney (Nobel
Prize for Literature);
• 24 volumes of her poetry have been published in 23 languages;
• 30 national and international prizes for literature, translations, cultural journalism,
European integration;
• In 2003, she publied an substantial study concerning Romanian folklore in „Convorbiri
Literare”, an important literary magazine from Iaşi;
• She edited anthologies, wrote preface, and reviewed editions of Romanian and foreign
authors;
• Collaborations with various Romanian and foreign publications, radio and tv stations;
• Participations to national and international literary festivals, congresses, symposiums,
book fairs and other events in: Yugoslavia, USA, Greece, Turkey, Hungary, Russia,
Moldavia Republic, Armenia, Georgia, Spain, Columbia, Iraq, Macedonia, Serbia,
Montenegro, France, Italy, Tunisia, Croatia, Ukraine, Israel etc;
• She was included in volumes of literary criticism, in histories of literature, in dictionaries
of Romanian and foreign writers;
• In anthologies, such as: “Romanian Feminine Poetry”, Albatros Publishing House, 1975;
„Anthology of Young Poets“ by George Alboiu, Eminescu Publishing House, 1982; “One
thousand and One Romanian Poems” in 10 volumes, anthology, preface, bibliography by
Laurentiu Ulici, Du Style Publishing House, Bucharest, 1997; “Anthology of Romanian
Poetesses” by Bogdan Popescu Ulmu, MLR Publishing House, “2002 Anthology”, „The
Library of „Convorbiri literare“, Iaşi, 2003; “Our Shadow, the Word” by Echim Vancea and
Gheorghe Pârja, Echim Publishing House, “Nichita Stănescu” Poetry Nights, Deseşti, 1979-
2003 etc;
• In “Poesis – poètes roumains contemporains”, Eminescu Publishing House, 1975
translated by George Boeşteanu; “Jeunes poetes roumains”, Eminescu Publishing House,
1985, texts selected and translated by Dan Ion Nasta; “Silent Voices”, „Anthology of
Romanian Women Poets”, Forest Books, London, Boston, 1986, translated by Andrea
Deletant and Brenda Walker, and an introduction by Fleur Adcock; “Suskun sesler ”,
Turkish translation of the “Romanian Silent Voices” anthology, by Kemal Ozer and Ergin
Koporan, Istanbul, two editions, 1992 and 2003; “Spectre Lyrique, antologie de poèsie
roumain contemporaine”, selection, translation and introduction by Geroges Astalos, two
editions published by Europa Publishing House, Craiova, 1999 and Tritonic Publishing
House, Bucharest 2000; “Romanian Contemporary Poets”, translated by Viorica Bălteanu,
Italy, 1986; “15 Young Romanian Poets” translated into English by Liliana Ursu, Eminescu
Publishing House, 1983; “Vis Tustnadens Bord”, a panorama of the Romanian poetry,
selected and presented by its translator into Swedish, Ion Milos, Stockholm/Stehag, 1998;
“Antologji e poezisë rumune”, selection, translation into Albanian and post-face by Kopi
Kycyku, 2003; “Anthology of Romanian Contemporary Poetry in the Aromanian Idiom”,
created and translated by Hristu Cândroveanu, Bucharest, 2004, etc;
• In anthologies of the international festivals of poetry from Struga, Meddelin, Las Palmas,
Belgrad, Sarajevo, Budva, Smederevo, Zagreb, Bagdad, Jeddlienne, Tetovo etc;
• Selections of her poetry were published in 21 volumes, translated into Macedonian, Serbian, English, Russian, Italian, Arabic, Bulgarian, Turkish, Albanian, Swedish, Norvegian, Spanish, Ukrainian etc.: “The Tyrany of Dream, (double poems)” - an innovative poetic formula that was remarked and analyzed by the
critics;                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              also, “A Staircase to Heaven”,
“13 (Double) Poems of Love” , “Imperfect Sonnets”, “Ephemeris” , “Violet” etc,                                               
The only woman member of the “Danubian Knights” Order and the only woman who ran
for the position of president of the Romania Writers’ Union (at the elections in June 2005);
• Member of the "Eminescu International Academy”  (Romania-India), as well as of the
Academy of Sciences, Literature and Arts (ASLA) from Oradea and  the International
Association of Literary Critics (France);
She is one of the vice-presidents of the Congress of Romanian Spirituality that takes
place annually at Alba Iulia before the 1st of December national celebration; it brings
together the representatives of the Romanian communities all over the world;  
• Her request to become a member of the PEN Club Romania was censored by Ana
Blandiana between  2001-2002;
• More than 120 Romanian and foreign cultural personalities wrote about Carolina Ilica’s
work; more than 50 translators construed her poems;
• The anthology “The Short Poem Of My Long Life – 13 (Double) Love Poems”, 2
multilingual volumes (20 languages), were published in many countries, as a unique work
at international level.



Volumes of poetry in Romanian:

1.        Wild like a Milky Way Star, Eminescu Publishing House, Bucharest, First Prize
1973, 1974 (annotations by Ştefan Aug. Doinaş, Nicolae Manolescu, Al. Piru);
2.        Borrowed Scent of Youth (with lithographies by Marcel Chirnoagă), Fine Arts
Holding, Bucharest, 1975;
3.        The Heat and the Flame, Eminescu Publishing House, Bucharest, 1977;
4.        Tyranny of Dream, vol. I (illustrations by Traian T. Filip), Cartea Românească
Publishing House, Bucharest, 1982;
5.        Tyranny of Dream, vol. II, Eminescu Publishing House, Bucharest, 1985;
6.        Ephemeris, Cartea Românească Publishing House, Bucharest, 1987;
7.        Cold Poems - Tyranny of Dream, vol. III, Orient-Occident Publishing House,
Bucharest, 1993;
8.        Macedonski molitvi – Macedonian Rosary (bilingual, Romanian-Macedonian
edition), Kultura Publishing House, Skopje, 1996;
9.        Staircase to Heaven, vol. I, Orient-Occident Publishing House, Bucharest, 1997
(illustrations of Picu Pătruţ miniatures and cover by Marcel Chirnoagă);
10.        Tyranny of Dream, (bilingual, Romanian-English edition, poetry), Orient-Occident
Publishing House, Bucharest, 1999;
11.        Imperfect Sonnets (poetry), Orient-Occident Publishing House, Bucharest, 2000
(with photos of the feminine figures in “The Prehistorcal Dacia”, album by Ion Miclea and
Radu Florescu);
12.        Secret Love, I, Violet (poetry), Axa Publishing House, Botoşani, 2001;
13.        The Short Poem of My Long Life. 13 (Double) Love Poems, vol. I, multilingual
edition (in Romanian, English, Spanish, Swedish, Macedonian, Turkish, Serbian, Galician,
Albanian, Arabic), Publishing House of the International Academy Orient-Occident,
Bucharest, 2001;
14.        The Count-down, The Library of „Convorbiri literare“, literary magazine, Iassy,
April 2002;
15.        Of Ice and Fire (selected volume, Hyperion Series), Cartea Românească
Publishing House, Bucharest, 2003;
16.        The Short Poem of My Long Life. 13 (Double) Love Poems, vol. II, multilingual,
Publishing House of International Academy Orient-Occident, Bucharest, 2004;
17.        13 (Double) Love Poems, bilingual edition (Romanian-Ukrainian), Buk-Rek
Publishing House, “The Poetry of Europe” collection, vol. II, Ukraine, 2005; illustrated with
photos of  Brâncuşi sculptures; preface and translation by Vitali Kolodii;
18.        A Little Bit More – 55 poems (1st edition) Publishing House of the Orient-Occident
International Academy, Bucharest, 2005; illustrations by Mircia Dumitrescu; preface by
Theodor Codreanu.
19.        Books of Vidra, I • The clay book, poetry by Carolina Ilica, cut into pottery
(remembering of the pottery slates from Tartaria) created by the fine artist Nicolae
Molodvan, 2006;
20.        Books of Vidra, II • The woolen book, (poems embroidered or painted by the
author and „decorated” with old women aprons from the thesaurus of the Romanian
popular  costume), 2007
21. Din foc şi din gheaţă/ De feu et de glace, Ars Multimedia, Metz, Franţa şi Editura
Academiei Internaţionale Orient-Occident, Bucureşti, 2006;
22. A Little Bit More (55 de poems + 1), (2nd edition), Publishing House of the Orient-
Occident International Academy, Bucharest, 2006; illustrations by Mircia Dumitrescu;
preface by Theodor Codreanu.

23. Discours about Prlicev, essay + poetry, romanian-macedonean, Ohrid, R. Macedonia,
2008;
24. A Little Bit More (55 de poems + 2), (3nd edition), Publishing House of the Orient-
Occident International Academy, Bucharest, 2008; illustrations by Mircia Dumitrescu;
preface by Theodor Codreanu.

25.Divina Poesia (essays on poetry including translations from great poets of the world),
“Convorbiri literare” Publishing House, Iassy, 2003.


Volumes published in other languages:

1.        Tirania na Sonot, Misla Publishing House, Skopje, 1985;
2.        Makedonski molitvi, two editions, bilingual; Kultura Publishing House, Skopje, 1996;
3.        Tirania e Ëndrrës (Poema dyfishe), Flaka Publishing House, Shkup, 1996;
4.        Düşün Zorbaligi, Era Publishing House, Istanbul, 1998;
5.        Tirania Sna (udvoiene pesme), Arca Publishing House, Smederevo, 2000;
6.        Tirania na Sînia, Nov Zlatarog Publishing House, Sofia, 2001;
7.        Ephemeris, Vladimir Mijuşkovici Publishing House, Nicşici, 2001;
8.        The Tyranny of Dream; 13 (Double) Love Poems, in Arabic, translations by George
Grigore, Publishing House of the Orient-Occident International Academy, Bucharest, 2001;
9.        The Tyranny of Dream; 13 (Double) Love Poems, in Arabic, Maison Naaman pour
la Culture, Beirut, 2002;
10.        Liubiciasto, first and second editions, “Jovan Ducici” Publishing House, Trebine;
“Arka” Publishing House, Smederevo; “Vladimir Mijuşkovici”, Nikşici, 2001 and 2002;
11.        Nesoverşenîie sonetî, OAO Publishing House, Ruskii Dvor, Moskow, 2002;
12.        The Tyranny of Dream; 13 (Double) Love Poems, in Arabic, Tunis, 2003;
13.        Poesia di Firenze – Poesia del mondo a Firenze, Alda Merini-Carolina Ilica,
Fondazione Il Fiore, 2003;
14.        Vjolcë, Poradeţi, Albania, 2003;
15.        Stepenişte ka nebu, Trebine, 2003.
16.        13 (Double) Love Poems, bilingual edition (Romanian-Ukrainian), Buk-Rek
Publishing House, “The Poetry of the Europe” collection, vol. II, Ukraine, 2005; with
illustrations after Brâncuşi’s sculptures; preface and translations by Vitali Kolodii.
17..Discours about Prlicev, essay + poetry, romanian-macedonean, Ohrid, R. Macedonia,
2008;


Translations:

1.        Mateja Matevski, Mountain Lakes (poetry), Facla Publishing House, Timişoara,
1978.
2.        Jovan Koteski, Love and Death (poetry), Cartea Românească Publishing House,
Bucharest, 1981.
3.        Iosif Noneşvili, Medeea (poetry), Junimea Publishing House, Iassy, 1981 (in
collaboration with Dumitru M. Ion).
4.        Bojin Pavlovski, Western Australia (novel), Cartea Românească Publishing House,
Bucharest, 1983 (in collaboration).
5.        Stevan Tontici, I Curse and Worship (poetry), Cartea Românească Publishing
House, Bucharest, 1983 (in collaboration).
6.        Jovan Strezovski, The Book of Fate (novel), Cartea Românească Publishing
House, Bucharest, 1983 (in collaboration).
7.        Gane Todorovski, The Hour of Curse and Caresse (poetry), Cartea Românească
Publishing House, Bucharest, 1983 (in collaboration);
8.        An Anthology of Armenian Poetry (5th-20th century), Minerva Publishing House,
Bucharest, 1984 (in collaboration).
9.        Petre M. Andreevski, Deniţia. Praise and Lament (poems), Cartea Românească
Publishing House, Bucharest, 1985 (in coolaboration).
10.        Taşko Gheorghievski, The Black Seed. The Red Horse (novels), Cartea
Românească Publishing House, 1986 (in collaboration).
11.        Bojin Pavlovski, The Hypocrite (novel), Cartea Românească Publishing House,
1986 (in collaboration).
12.        Petar B. Boşkovski, The Thorn Sheets (poems), Dacia Publishing House, Cluj-
Napoca, 1986 (in collaboration).
13.        Traian Petrovski, The Key of Life (poems), Cartea Românească Publishing
House, Bucharest, 1989 (in collaboration).
14.        The Macedonian Lyrical Phalanx (anthology), Hyperion, Kishinev, 1990 (in
collaboration).
15.        Bojin Pavlovski, The Red Hypocrite (novel), Hyperion, Kishinev, 1991 (in
collaboration).
16.        The Little Golden Spoon (An anthology of poetry from the Republic of Moldova),
Kultura Publishing House, Skopje, the Republic of Macedonia, 1993 (in collaboration).
17.        Jovan Strezovski, The Novel of the Patient Târpe and Sugar Tina, Orient-
Occident Publishing House, Bucharest, 1993 (in collaboration).
18.        Rade Silian, Raising the Shadow (poems), Orient-Occident Publishing House,
Bucharest, 1993 (in collaboration).
19.        Miloş Lindro, Poems, Orient-Occident Publishing House, Bucharest (in
collaboration).
20.        Dimitar Başevski, Transient Passage (poems), Orient-Occident Publishing House,
Bucharest, 1995 (in collaboration).
21.        Branko Ţvetkoski, Prayer Breeze (poems), Orient-Occident Publishing House,
Bucharest, 1995 (in collaboration).
22.        Vesna Aţevska, Causa Sum (poems), Orient-Occident Publishing House,
Bucharest, 1995 (in collaboration).
23.        Justo Jorge Padrón, The Circles of Inferno (poems), Orient-Occident Publishing
House, Bucharest, 1995 (in collaboration).
24.        Mihail Rengiov, Arrival in Jerusalem (poems), Orient-Occident Publishing House,
Bucharest, 1995 (in collaboration).
25.        Paskal Ghilevski, Instinct of Light (poems), Orient-Occident Publishing House,
Bucharest, 1996 (in collaboration).
26.        Sârba Igniatovici, Rusing in the New Century (poems), Orient-Occident Publishing
House, Bucharest, 1997 (in collaboration).
27.        Nikolai Stoianov, Transit Visa (essays), Orient-Occident Publishing House,
Bucharest, 1997 (in collaboration).
28.        Taşko Gheorghievski, The Red Horse (novel), Orient-Occident Publishing House,
Bucharest, 1997 (in collaboration).
29.        Resul Şabani, Water of Love (poems), Orient-Occident Publishing House,
Bucharest, 1997 (in collaboration).
30.        Adnan Özer, Death of the Bell (poems), Orient-Occident Publishing House,
Bucharest, 1997 (in collaboration).
31.        Visar Zhiti, Psalm (poems), Orient-Occident Publishing House, Bucharest, 1997
(in collaboration).
32.        Fernando Ainsa, From Here and There (essays on exile), Orient-Occident
Publishing House, Bucharest, 1996 (in collaboration).
33.        Suat Engüllü, Conversation with Darkness (poetry), Orient-Occident Publishing
House, Bucharest, 1996 (in collaboration).
34.        Adonis, On Madness (poetry), Orient-Occident Publishing House, Bucharest,
1996 (in collaboration).
35.        Liliana R. Nikolici, The Other Face of Dream (poetry), Orient-Occident Publishing
House, Bucharest, 1998 (in collaboration).
36.        Kama Kamanda, A Sum of Nothingness (poetry), Orient-Occident Publishing
House, Bucharest, 1998 (in collaboration).
37.        Mehmet Kansu, Mida’s Fingers (poetry), Orient-Occident Publishing House,
Bucharest, 1999.
38.        Geladin Asani, True lies (stories), Orient-Occident Publishing House, Bucharest,
1999 (in collaboration).
39.        38. Nikola Ţinţar Poposki, Numen-Thought-Avatar (poetry), Orient-Occident
Publishing House, Bucharest, 1999 (in collaboration).
40.        Poesys, Anthology of the International Festival ,,Curtea de Argeş Poetry Nights’’,
Orient-Occident Publishing House, Bucharest, 2000 (in collaboration).
41.        Vahé Godel, Charm of vestiges (poetry), Orient-Occident Publishing House,
Bucharest, 2000.
42.        Duşan Govedariţa, Stealthily (poetry), Publishing House of the Orient-Occident
International Academy, Bucharest, 2001.
43.        Sylviane Dupuis, Heavenly Instinct (poetry), Publishing House of the Orient-
Occident International Academy, Bucharest, 2001.
44.        Daniţa Nain-Rudovic, Green Leaf of Love (poetry), Publishing House of the Orient-
Occident International Academy, Bucharest, 2001
45.        Poesys 2 (of Love), An Anthology of the International Festival ,,Curtea de Argeş
Poetry Nights“, 2001, 5th edition, Publishing House of the Orient-Occident International
Academy Bucharest, 2001 (in collaboration):
46.        Mateja Matevski, Nirvana, Publishing House of International Academy Orient-
Occident, Bucharest, 2001.
47.        Miloş Lindro, Address About Word, Publishing House of the Orient-Occident
International Academy, Bucharest, 2001 (in collaboration);
48.        Drajen Katunaric, Ecclessia Invisibilis (poems), Publishing House of the Orient-
Occident International Academy, Bucharest, 2001 (in collaboration);
49.        Poetry from the Ancient Egypt, Publishing House of the Orient-Occident
International Academy, Bucharest, 2001 (in collaboration);
50.        Maria Meranzova, Summer Solstice, Publishing House of the Orient-Occident
International Academy, Bucharest, 2001 (in collaboration);
51.        Serghei Gloviuk, Point of Return (poems), Publishing House of the Orient-
Occident International Academy, Bucharest, 2001 (in collaboration);
52.        Seamus Heaney, Oracle and Other Poems, Publishing House of International
Academy Orient-Occident, Bucharest, 2002 (in collaboration);
53.        Mateja Matevski, Nirvana (poems), Publishing House of International the Orient-
Occident Academy, Bucharest, 2002.
54.        Franca Bacchiega, The Way of Cinnabar (poems), Publishing House of the Orient-
Occident International Academy, Bucharest, 2002;
55.        Nicole Cage-Florentiny, Rainbow. The Hope (poems), Publishing House of the
Orient-Occident International Academy, Bucharest, 2002;
56.        Mara Radovic, Gifts (poems), Publishing House of the Orient-Occident
International Academy Bucharest, 2002 (in collaboration with Mariana Ştefănescu);
57.        Dobrilo Pavic, Icicles (poems), Publishing House of International Academy Orient-
Occident, Bucharest, 2002 (in collaboration);
58.        Noviţa Telebak-Teri, The Glow of Mind (poems), Publishing House of International
Academy Orient-Occident, Bucharest, 2002 (in collaboration);
59.        Poesys 6. The Seasons of Dream, Anthology of the International Festival ,,Curtea
de Argeş Poetry Nights”, 6th editions, 2002, Publishing House of the Orient-Occident
International Academy, Bucharest, 2002 (in collaboration);
60.        Pádraig J. Daly, Voice of the Hare (poems), Publishing House of International
Academy, Bucharest, 2003;
61.        Katiţa Kiulavkova, Desires (Heretical Poems), Publishing House of the Orient-
Occident International Academy Orient-Occident, Bucharest, 2003 (in collaboration);
62.        Poesys 7. Ars Poetica, Anthology of the International Festival ,,Curtea de Argeş
Poetry Nights’’, 7th edition, 2003, Publishing House of the Orient-Occident International
Academy, Bucharest, 2003 (in collaboration);
63.        Poesys 8. Sacrality, Anthology of the International Festival ,,Curtea de Argeş
Poetry Nights’’, 8th edition, 2004, Publishing House of International Academy Orient-
Occident, Bucharest, 2003 (in collaboration);
64.        Poesys 9. Venere and Madonna, Anthology of the International Festival ,,Curtea
de Argeş Poetry Nights’’, 9th edition, 2003, Publishing House of the Orient-Occident
International Academy, Bucharest, 2005 (in collaboration);
65.        Poesys 10 • Excelsior, Anthology of the International Festival ,,Curtea de Argeş
Poetry Nights’’, 10th edition, 2003, Publishing House of the Orient-Occident International
Academy, Bucharest, 2006 (in collaboration);
66.        Kazuko Shiraishi, Today's Ulysses, Publishing House of the Orient-Occident
International Academy, Bucharest, 2006;
67.        Ana Dumović, Principle of an accidental example, Publishing House of the Orient-
Occident International Academy, Bucharest, 2006;
68.        Martha Canfield, Shores alike seas, Publishing House of the Orient-Occident
International Academy, Bucharest, 2006;
69.        Rade Silian, Bitter Vilaet; Publishing House of the Orient-Occident International
Academy, Bucharest, 2007;
70. Jeannette L. Clariond, Moments of water, 2007 Publishing House of the Orient-
Occident International Academy, Bucharest (in collaboration);
71. Poesys 11 • The Sun and the Moon, Anthology of the International Festival „Curtea de
Argeş Poetry Nights’’, 11th edition, Publishing House of the Orient-Occident International
Academy, Bucharest), 2007 (in collaboration)*

72. Bojin Pavlovski, The beauty and the profanatory, Publishing House of International
Academy Orient-Occident, Bucharest, 2008 (in collaboration);
73. Bojin Pavlovski, Western Australia, Publishing House of International Academy Orient-
Occident, Bucharest, 2008 (in collaboration);
74. Kae Morii, Cabbage field & Wind Power Generators, Publishing House of International
Academy Orient-Occident, Bucharest, 2008 (in collaboration);
75. Poesys 12 • 1001 POEMS, Anthology of International Festival „Curtea de Argeş
Poetry Nights“, 12th edition, Publishing House of International Academy Orient-Occident,
Bucharest, 2008 (in collaboration)*.

* Most of the translations were done in collaboration with the writer Dumitru M. Ion.

National and international prizes:

-        The Prize of Youth, “Nicolae Labiş” Festival, Suceava, 1970;
-        The First Prize at the first edition of The Competition of Literary Debut, organized by
Eminescu Publishing House, Bucharest, 1973;
-        The “Golden Pen” Prize, The International Festival of the Translators, Tetovo, R.F.
Yugoslavia, 1982 – for the translation of the volume “Love and Death” by Jovan Koteski;
-        The Prize of „The literary supplement of the Spark of  Youth” for cultural journalism,
1984;
-        The Prize for Poetry of C.C. of U.T.C. – for the volume “The Tyranny of Dream, II”,
Eminescu Publishing House, Bucharest, 1985;
-        The Prize for the most valuable volume of foreign poetry translated into
Macedonian, published in the international Collection “The Bridges”, (between the two
editions of the International Festival of Poetry from Struga); the prize was awarded to the
translator Mihail Rengiov within the festival for the volume “Tirania na Sonot” (“The
Tyranny of Dream”), with a preface by Blaje Koneski, 1986;
-        The Prize of the Writers’ Union and the Translators’ Union from Macedonia, 1986;
-        The Prize of the Translators’ Union From Macedonia, ex ecquo, for “The
Macedonian Lyrical Phalanx”, anthology translated into Romanian in collaboration with
Dumitru M. Ion and published at Chişinău, 1990;
-        The Prize of the “Lucian Blaga” Cultural Society, Alba Iulia, for the best volume of
poetry in 1998 “Staircase to Heaven”;
-        The Grand Prize, The International Festival of Poetry, Oradea, 2001;
-        The Grand Prize “Lucian Blaga”, Cluj-Napoca, 2001;
-        The Grand Prize for European Cultural Integration “Emia”, Deva, 2001;
-        The Prize for Poetry “Naim Frasheri”, Tetovo, 2001;
-        The Grand Prize for Sonnet, Podul Dâmboviţei, 2002;
-        Omnia Prize, ASLA, for her activity within the “Orient-Occident” International
Academy, 2002;
-        The Prize of the International Book Salon, 10th edition,  Oradea,  for the plurilingv
anthology The Short Poem of My Long Life I., 2002;
-        The Grand Prize “George Coşbuc”, Bistriţa, 2002;
-        The Grand Prize “Nichita Stănescu”, Sighet, 2002;
-        The Prize for Poetry “Tomis”, Constanţa, 2002, for the volume Secret Love, I, Violet;
-        The Prize of Excellency at “Duiliu Zamfirescu” Days,  Focşani, 2003;
-        The Prize of the Union Writers from R. Moldova, on the International Book Salon for
Children, Chişinău, for the plurilingv volume I, The Short Poem of My Long Life, 2004;
-        The Prize “The Conductor of Quadriga”, Delphi, Greece, 2004;
-        The Prize „The Ladyes of Romanian Literature“, The Days „Duiliu Zamfirescu“,
Focşani, 2007;
-        The Prize of Jury, The International Festival „Nichita Stănescu“, Ploieşti, 2008;
-        Diploma of Excellency for promote romanian literature and language, awarded of
The Romanian General Consulat, Cernăuţi, Ucraina, 2005;
-        Diploma of Excellency for remarkable desert to promote romanian literature and
knowledge of world poetry; for organisation of the International Festival „Curtea de Argeş
Poetry Nights“, awarded of the Ministry of Culture and Cult in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005,
2006, by Argeş District Council, 2006; by Cultural Centre of the Piteşti Municipium and of
the culture revue „Argeş“, 2006;
-        The Prize of Excellency of the daily „Argeşul“, Piteşti (for organisation of the
International Festival „Curtea de Argeş Poetry Nights“), 2006;
-        The Prize „Antares“, for the most performed International Festival for literature in
Romania, „Curtea de Argeş Poetry Nights“, Galaţi-Brăila, 2006;
-        LIEN Grand Prize, at the International Poetry Contest „LIEN“, into the International
Festival Teranova Poetry Performance, Metz, Franţa, 2006.

Critical writtings about Carolina Ilica’s poetry (in alphabetical order):

Romanians: Ioan Adam, Irina Airinei, Adrian Alui Gheorghe, Lucian Alecsa, Victor
Atanasiu, Cezar Baltag, Eugen Barbu, Florin Bănescu, Valeriu Bârgău, Patrel Berceanu,
Doru Bobi, Dan Silvia Borcescu, Hristu Cândroveanu, Marian Cercel, Marius Chelaru,
Constantin Ciopraga, Al. Cistelecan, Theodor Codreanu, Nicolae Colceriu, Cristian
Constantin, Daniel Corbu, Gabriel Coşoveanu, Constantin Cubleşan, Mircea A. Diaconu,
Ştefan Aug. Doinaş, Dumitru Aug. Doman, Paul Dugneanu, Jean Dumitraşcu, Daniel
Cristea Enache, Lazăr Faur, Marian Floricel, Theodor Frâncu, Horia Gârbea, Magda
Grigore, N. Georgescu, Ovidiu Ghidirmic, Aureliu Goci, Mihai Golescu, Liviu Grăsoiu,
Gheorghe Grigurcu, Al. Horia, Mircea Iorgulescu, Ioan Lăcustă, Dan Lupescu, Nicolae
Manolescu, Ion Mărgineanu, Victoria Milescu, Dumitru Micu, Lizica Mihuţ, Romul
Munteanu, Rodica Mureşan, Tudor Opriş, Al. Piru, Petru Poantă, Marian Popa, Florentin
Popescu, Constantin Preda, Ioana Proca, Aurel Rău, Cornel Regman, Ion Rotaru, Al.
Ruja, M.N. Rusu, Doru Sava, Florin Silişteanu, A.G. Secară, Eugen Simion, Constantin
Sorescu, Cassian Marian Spiridon, Constantin Stancu, Valeriu Stancu, C. Stănescu, Alex.
Ştefănescu, Grete Tartler, Preafericitul Teoctist, Patriarhul Bisericii Ortodoxe Române,
Dorin Tudoran, Radu G. Ţeposu, Laurenţiu Ulici, Echim Vancea, Titus Vijeu, Anca Vlaicu,
Radu Voinescu, Romulus Vulcănescu, George Vulturescu etc.


Foreigners: Kamil Qued Al-Amiri (Iraq), Artan Arslani (R. Macedonia), Georges Astalos
(France), Sead Begovici (Croatia), Vasil Dârvoşanov (R. Macedonia), Charles Dobzinsky
(France), Abdelouahab Errami (Morocco), Alberto Estima de Oliveira (Macao) Suat
Engülü (Turkey), Renée Ferrer (Paraguay) Noureddline Fuzzi (Tunis), Serghei Gloviuk
(Russian Federation), Jamila Ghariani (Tunis), Ivan Golubnici (Russian Federation),
Nenad Gruicici (Serbia and Montenegro), Afroviti Gusho (Albania), Sigurd Helseth
(Norway), Alexandra Iunko (R. Moldavia), Victor Ivanovici (Greece), Milianov Kaluppi
(Albania), Kiril Kadiiski (Bulgaria), Ezat al Kamhawi (Egypt), Roman Kissiov (Bulgaria),
Vitali Kolodii (Ukraine), Blaje Koneski (R. Macedonia), Karin Lentz (Sweden), Mateja
Matevski (R. Macedonia), Domnul Domn Mihail, arhiepiscopul Ohridei şi Macedoniei (R.
Macedonia), Naji Naaman (Libanon), Irfan Ünver Nastrattinoğlu (Turkey), Anxo Fernández
Ocampo (Spain), Antonio Porpetta (Spain), Vukman Otaşevici (Serbia and Montenegro),
Nikola Ţinţar-Poposki (Serbia and Montenegro), Goţe Ristovski (R. Macedonia), Ahmet
Selamni (R. Macedonia), Adam J. Sorkin (U.S.A.), Vasile Tărâţeanu (Ukraine), Maria
Toacă (Ukraine), Luan Topciu (Albania), Lijerka Tot-Naumova (Croatia/R. Macedonia),
Mario Salis (France), Ileana Ursu (Serbia and Montenegro), Kostas Valetas (Greece),
Risto Vasilevski (Serbia and Montenegro), Baki Ymeri (R. Macedonia), Bekir Yurdakul
(Turkey), Vitalie Zăgrea (Ukraine), Vlad Zbîrciog (R. Moldavia), Rosemary Regina C.
Wilkinson (U.S.A.) etc.

Translators of  Carolina Ilica’s poetry (in aphabetical order):

Romanian: Dinu Adam, Viorica Bălteanu, Aurel George Boeşteanu, Hristu Cândroveanu,
Dragoş Cojocaru, Horvath Dezideriu, George Grigore, Olimpia Iacob, Gabriela Jiroş, Kopi
Kyçyku, Liviu Martinescu, Dan Ion Nasta, Darie Novăceanu, Bán Péter, Ion Roşioru,
Simona Sora, Tudora Şandru-Mehedinţi, Liliana Ursu, Lidia Vianu etc.
Foreigners: Fleur Adcock (Great Britain), Georges Astalos (France), Vesna Aţevska (R.
Macedonia), Radu Bărbulescu (Germany), Ana Besmertnaia (Russian Federation),
Matthias Bronisch (Germany), Mariana Bronisch-Lung (Germany), Magdalena
Constantinescu (Germany), Dina Cuvata (R. Macedonia), Andrea Deletant (Great Britain),
Suat Engüllü (Turkey), Adem Gajtani (R. Macedonia), Liudmil Garkavoi (Russian
Federation), Serghei Gloviuk (Russian Federation), Ivan Golubnici (Russian Federation),
Ursula Heinze de Lorenzo (Spain), Sigurd Helseth (Norway), Alexandra Iunko (R.
Moldavia), Victor Ivanovici (Greece), Raúl Jaime (Colombia), Vitali Kolodii (Ukraine), Ergin
Koparan (Turkey), Kiril Kovalgi (Russian Federation), Maria Meranzova (Bulgaria), John
Milos (Sweden), Anxo Fernández Ocampo (Spain), Kemal Özer (Turkey), Jorge Miguel
Cocom Pech (Mexico), Mircea M. Pop (Germany), Mihai Prepeliţă (Russian Federation),
Adam Puslojici (Serbia and Montenegro), Mihail Rengiov (R. Macedonia), Angela
Tarantino (Italy), Luan Topciu (Albania), Renata Topciu (Albania), Peter Turksány
(Hungary), Ileana Ursu (Serbia and Montenegro), Risto Vasilevski (Serbia and
Montenegro), Milijana Vukadinovici (Serbia and Montenegro), Miljurko Vukadinovici
(Serbia and Montenegro), Brenda Walker (Great Britain), Gao Xing (China), Baki Ymeri
(R. Macedonia), Maxim Zamşev (Russian Federation) etc.
 
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