Poetry. Art. Dance. Translated by Florin Bican. LEMUR speaks of the grotesque and mutable grace of the body. LEMUR scalds the page and, in so doing, proposes a bold choreography—one of dis-membering and re-membering the human into a new species. In this space, and on this stage, charges of abundance, overflow and fear electrify a milky symbology. The humor of LEMUR is one of sinister relationality, sheer proximity, mutability—a dwelling-in-waste. This dwelling reminds us that our bodies already relate to one another in waste, and that what we long for—to be discarnate—is futile. On the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein, Andra Rotaru's English-language debut fuses the lyric gesture with a Gothic science fiction which bends and distorts syntax and hierarchy, opening up an ethical horizon of mutancy: "a body in delay / foretelling a body unformed."
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Andra Rotaru is a poet and author of a number of projects in collaboration at the intersection of arts : the dance performance Lemur, presented in the US and across Europe by the choreographer Robert Tyree; the documentary All Together, produced during the International Writing Program 2014; the photography project Photo-letter pairing, involving the Iowa community and IWP writers. She has been the guest speaker at panels and events across Europe. Andra Rotaru is also the author of Într-un pat sub cear?aful alb (In a Bed Under the White Sheet, 2005); En una cama bajo la s@aacute;bana blanca (the Spanish translation of her debut volume, 2008); ?inuturile sudului (Southern Lands, 2010); and Lemur (2012). Rotaru was awarded The Best Young Poet of Year Award at The Writers' Gala in Bucharest (2013) for LEMUR. In 2018 LEMUR was published in English by Action Books, translated by Florin Bican and Tribar will be published in 2021 in German by Elif Verlag, translated by Alexandru Bulucz.