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Ioan Flora

Ioan Flora, author of fifteen books of poetry, among them Lecture on the Ostrich-Camel (1995), The Swedish Rabbit (1998), Medea and Her War Machines (2000), and Luncheon Under the Grass (2005), was born in Yugoslavia in the Romanian-speaking region of the Serbian Banat across the Danube from Romania. He lived in Bucharest during the 1990s, working for the Museum of Romanian Literature and then the Romanian Writers' Union. Flora died at the age of 54 in early 2005, and Romania lost a major writer.

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