Lucia Cherciu

Lucia Cherciu was born in Romania and came to the United States in 1995. She is a Professor of English at SUNY/Dutchess in Poughkeepsie, NY, and writes both in English and in Romanian. Her new book of poetry, Train Ride to Bucharest, is forthcoming from Sheep Meadow Press. Her poetry received an Honorable Mention for the Steven A. DiBiase Poetry Prize and was nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net.

But Did You Listen To All Those Stories?

All my life I tilled the fields by myself and nobody helped me. Your grandfather was always inventing ways to help someone else: he built houses, ran electricity, fixed power outages, took pictures, showed films, repaired TVs and radios, fixed…