Ruxandra Cesereanu (b. 1963) is one of Romania’s foremost literary figures, having achieved international acclaim as a poet, novelist, essayist, and literary critic. Her attainments have been noted in Who’s Who in Contemporary Women’s Writing (Routledge, 2001) and The Columbia Literary History of Eastern Europe since 1945 (Columbia University Press, 2008). Cesereanu’s body of work ranges from her exploration of femininity and eroticism in her poetry and prose to an engagement with Romania’s communist legacy in her essays and journalism. Three of her poetry collections (Schizoid Ocean,Lunacies, and Crusader-Woman) have been translated into English.