Terenti Graneli (1897–1934) started writing in his school years and published his first book of poetry in 1919. Soon after, he suffered a serious mental illness and spent most of four years hospitalized. A number of his book titles reflect the major themes in his poetry: solitariness (perhaps accentuated by his independent, Bohemian personal way of life), existential grief, and a metaphysical hopelessness counterbalanced by his mystical religious intoxication with the sacrificial, Christ-like role the poet plays – for instance, Requiem (1920), Mourning Lines, (1921) and Tombs from the Soul (1924).
Adam J. Sorkin recently published Memory Glyphs: Three Prose Poets from Romania, containing works by Cristian Popescu, Iustin Panța and Radu Andriescu (Twisted Spoon, 2009, with various collaborators). Mircea Ivănescu's lines poems poetry (University Press of Plymouth [UK], with Lidia Vianu) and Carmen Firan's Rock and Dew (Sheep Meadow, mostly with Firan) are both forthcoming. His other books include Ruxandra Cesereanu's Crusader-Woman (Black Widow, 2008, mainly with Cesereanu); Magda Cârneci's Chaosmos (White Pine, 2006, with Cârneci); and Mariana Marin's Paper Children (Ugly Duckling, 2006, with various collaborators). Sorkin and Vianu were awarded The Poetry Society's [UK] Translation Prize for Marin Sorescu's Bridge (Bloodaxe, 2004). Sorkin is Distinguished Professor of English, Penn State Brandywine.
Nana Bukhradze has published two books of translation from Georgian poetry, Palestine, Palestine by Irakli Abashidze and Verses in Translation by Ana Kalandadze, both dual-language. She has also rendered into Georgian works by such varied British and American writers as T.S. Eliot, D.H. Lawrence, Dorothy Parker, and John Updike. She pursued graduate study in Moscow at the Maxim Gorky Institute of World Literature and works as an associate professor of English at the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, while also teaching master's level students at the American Georgian University.