Flavia Cosma

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Flavia Cosma is a Romanian-born Canadian poet who came to Canada in 1976 as a political refugee.

Flavia took her Master's in Electrical Engineering at the Polytechnic in Bucharest. Following that, she studied drama for two years, and worked in Romania as a radio and television sound director. She continues to work in this field in Canada as an independent producer/director and writer for TV documentaries.

To date, Flavia has published seven books of poetry, a novel, a travel memoir and a book of fairy tales. She is represented in numerous anthologies, in different countries and languages. Her poetry book ’47 Poems’ (Texas Tech University Press) won the prestigious ALTA Richard Wilbur Poetry in Translation Prize. “Wormwood Wine” and “Fata Morgana” were published by Mellen Poetry Press, NY. Flavia’s documentary “Romania, A Country at the Crossroads” won the Canadian Scene National Award.

For the past 16 years, Flavia has been the Chairperson of “Romanian Children’s Relief’, a charity helping Romanian orphanages.