Nina Cassian (1924-2014), also known as Renée Annie Cassian-Mătăsaru, a Romanian Jewish poet, was born on this day 98 years ago, in Galați, Romania. Besides writing poetry, she also translated modernist works of great writers from many languages, created children's books, composed music, painted, and was a journalist.
Ilarie Voronca (1903-1946)
Eduard Marcus, known under his pen name Ilarie Voronca, was born in Brăila 118 years ago. Voronca, a Jewish avant-garde poet and essayist, collaborated with some of Romania’s most famous modernist publications, including “Contimporanul,” “Integral,” and “Punct.”