Nina Cassian (1924-2014) was born in Romania and died at her home on Roosevelt Island. In her lifetime, she published sixty books. Principally a poet, she wrote fiction and children's books, and was also a composer and translator (notably of Shakespeare, Moliere, Brecht).
Carmen Firan has published twenty books including poetry, novels, essays, and short stories in her native Romania. She has lived in New York since 2000. The Sheep Meadow Press previously published her book Rock and Dew.