Carmen Bugan (RC 1996, Creative Writing) has a book of essays, Poetry and the Language of Oppression, forthcoming from Oxford University Press, UK. Also, there is a podcast on Living Writers about her most recent book of poems, Lillies from America: New and Selected Poems, 2004-2019.
After her RC days Carmen earned an MA in creative writing from Lancaster University, and a MA and PhD (English Literature) from Oxford University, UK. Her poetry collections include Crossing the Carpathians (2004), The House of Straw (2014), and Releasing the Porcelain Birds (2016). She has also published a memoir, Burying the Typewriter (2012), which won the Bread Loaf Conference Prize for Nonfiction, and a critical study, Seamus Heaney and East European Poetry in Translation: Poetics of Exile (2013). She teaches at the Gotham Writers Workshop in NYC and lives on Long Island. She was made a George Orwell Prize Fellow in 2017.