Written in unsparing, haunting detail, Claudia Serea’s unforgettable A Dirt Road Hangs From the Sky brings to life the horrors of the brutal Communist repression in her native Romania in the second part of the 20th century – the prisons, the torture, the barbarous inhumanity – preserving in memory a time that should never be forgotten. She writes:  “Tell me, grandma, everything you know / so I can be your mouth when you are gone.”  The grief is lasting; memory must serve as justice. 

– Charles Rammelkamp, editor of The Potomac Review, author of Fusen Bakudan

Beautiful, moving and brave; Claudia Serea's poems tell a story of fear and repression, but also one of hope. This strong collection speaks out against systems of repression all over the world, with a message that is vital and a powerful voice.

Victoria Hooper, Editor of Polluto

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About the Author
Claudia Serea is a Romanian-born poet who immigrated to the U.S. in 1995. Her poems and translations have appeared in New Letters, 5 a.m., Meridian, Word Riot, Apple Valley Review, and many others. A two-time Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee, she is the author of Angels & Beasts (Phoenicia Publishing, Canada, 2012), The System (Cold Hub Press, New Zealand, 2012), and To Part Is to Die a Little (Cervena Barva Press, forthcoming). More at cserea.tumblr.com.