Adela Sinclair

*Adela Sinclair *is a Romanian-American poet, translator, and teacher. Fluent in English, French, and Romanian, poetry is her primary, though not exclusive, medium. She is inspired by the Romanian poets and intellectuals of the ‘70s and ‘80s, such as Nina Cassian, Ana Blandiana and Nichita Stanescu, as well as the New York City School of Poets like John Ashbery and Frank O’Hara. Her poetry explores themes of cultural identity, memory, loss, trauma, and desire. Her work appears on “The Bridge,” published by Brooklyn Poets, and Tupelo Press’ “30/30 Project.” “On April 26, 1986, Chernobyl Exploded”, Adela’s poem is published in the Winter Anthology Healing Felines and Femmes by Other Worldly Women Press. Her forthcoming Chapbook entitled LA REVEDERE is being published by Finishing Line Press and will be released in 2022. Adela is currently working with an editor on her first full-length poetry collection, “The Butcher’s Granddaughter,” a lyrical memoir of her childhood in Romania. She has performed her poetry all over New York City including the Yale Club, 92nd Street Y, Bowery Poetry Club, Poet’s House, Brooklyn Poets, Books are Magic, KGB Bar, Saint Francis College, and Writer’s Voice at the JCC. She is a founding member and poetry editor of the emerging literary magazine, “Unbound Brooklyn,” and volunteers with Ugly Duckling Presse in Brooklyn. Adela holds a BA in French Culture and Civilization from SUNY Albany, with additional coursework at the Sorbonne University of Paris, an MA in Education from Hunter College (NYC), and an MFA in Creative Writing/Poetry from St. Francis College (Brooklyn).

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