Ioana Ieronim is the author of several collections of poems and two volumes of narrative poetry:

  1. The Triumph of the Water Witch (after “Triumful Paparudei”, with multiple editions, including in English and German and a bilingual Romanian/English version)
  2. Lavinia & Her Daughters. A Carpathian Elegy (after “Egloga”, with multiple editions, latest in 2020).

Collections of lyrics online: Omnivorous Syllables; The Lens of a FlameAriadne’s VeilWhen Big Is Not Beautiful. House of the People (collage and verse)

Her more recent interest in theater resulted in a number of plays, a collection of drama “Liber la Casino”; online, in Romanian “Cămășile” (Gowns), studies on the Balkan and Israeli drama, cooperation with the National Public Radio in Romania (latest with “Casa Poporului/The People’s House”), a.o.

She participated in multimedia shows (in Romania and the United States) and was involved in producing Videopoems.

Her verse appeared in translation in more than 10 languages, in several European countries and Turkey, Israel, U.S.A., where she also participated in many international festivals, conferences and workshops. Her essays were published in Romanian and in foreign journals. Her essays were published in Romanian and in foreign journals.

She translated poetry and drama extensively, from Shakespeare to Arthur Miller and Tony Kushner (see Translations).

She has had poetry, essays, and more recently drama published in translation in the: US, UK, Austria, France, Greece, Germany, Hungary, Russia, Serbia, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Island, Italy, Spania/in Catalan a.o. 

Lately she has become interested in theater, as a playwright; essayist and reviewer; translator (Shakespeare, other classical and new drama).

Recent poetry online, bilingual: “Life Anew, the World after the Pandemic”


Born at Râșnov – Brașov, she grew up bilingual (with Romanian, her mother tongue, and German). She attended the German school in Râșnov, then the “Central”and “Ion Neculce” high schools in Bucharest. English studies at the University of Bucharest. Editor for foreign enciclopedias (1975-1990), then cultural journalist (Secolul 20, the “22” weekly). Romania’s cultural attache in Washington DC (1992-1996) and Fulbright program director in Romania. At the present time she lives in Washington DC and in Bucharest as a freelancer. Member of the Writers’ Union in Romania and of the Romanian PEN Center (former secretary).