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Traian Pop Traian was born on December 10, 1952 in Brasov, Romania. He writes poetry, drama, and fiction, and is the editor of Matrix & Pop-Verlag, an international arts and literary magazine based out of Ludwigsburg, Germany.
He attended the Polytechnical School of Timisoara (1973-78), and after graduation became a sound engineer as well as lyrics writer and player in rock & jazz bands.
His publication and award winning credits include: International Workbook of Poetry (Criterion Publishers, 2000, 2001, 2002); Ochiul Boului // The Eye of the Ox (Marineasa Publishers, Timisoara, 2001); Jocuri ero(t)ice // [H]ero(t)ic Games (Marineasa Publishers, Timisoara, 2001); Miercurea de cenusa // Ash Wednesday ( Marineasa Publishers, Timisoara, 2000; The Writers' Union of Romania - Poetry Prize 2000 ; Developari discrete // Cautious Developings (Facla Publishing House, Timisoara, 1989); Saptamâna 53 // The 53rd Week (Marineasa Publishers, Timisoara, 1998); The Oradea Academy Prize awarded at the International Book Fair, Oradea 1999; Putere absoluta // Absolute Power ( Marineasa Publishers, Timisoara, 1999); The LITERART XXI Poetry Prize 1998/1999; The Oradea Academy Prize awarded at the International Book Fair, Oradea 1999; Schöne Aussichten, // Nicely and Freely Watching Together (Verlag im Wald, 2005); and Orasul piticotilor mincinosi // The City of Mendacious Dwarfs - dramatization of a text by Dumitru Toma for the use in a puppet performance (Puppet Theatre, Timisoara), 1988, directed by Magdalena Klein (The show was suppressed by censorship after only a few public performances).
From December 1989 - January 1990, he served on the first editorial board of the Timisoara daily (the post-communist free press). Traian has been living in Germany since 1990l, is a member The Writers' Union of Romania, The International Association of Romanian Writers and Artists (LITERART XXI), The Romanian Academy of Arts and Sciences, and is currently employed as an I.T. coordinator for Dachser GmbH & Co.K.G. Z.N. in Kornwestheim, Germany.