| Born on December 5, 1965 in Mastacan-Borlesti, Romania, Vasile Baghiu is a member of both the Writers Union of Romania and PEN-Club. During communist times, his publication options were extremely limited. Since its fall, his poetry, literary critiques, essays, and prose have been published in Romania's most important literary magazines and several daily journals. He also published a book by his father, Prisoner in Russia, written in 1953 and kept hidden until its publication.
In 1998 Baghiu published The Manifesto of Chimerism, in which he theorizes on a new direction in poetry. He has published six books of poetry and his work has appeared in translation in magazines and anthologies in Italy, Spain, and Germany.
Baghiu lived in Germany in 2002 (Heinrich Bvll Foundation scholarship) and 2003 (K|nstlerdorf Schvppingen Foundation scholarship). He was featured at the International Poetry Festival in Bredevoort (Netherlands) in 2003.
Having worked successively in a sanatorium, a labor of toxicology, a health education service and a cardiology surgical facility, Baghiu has found his experience as a nurse has greatly influenced his writing. Baghiu lives in Piatra Neamt (Romania) with his wife Iuliana and their two children, Ioana and Stefan.