Aura Maru (b.27 January 1990) – born in Cărpineni, Republic of Moldova, Aura Maru moved to Romania after high school and received her degrees from the University of Bucharest, followed by the Bard College (New York) and Bard College (Berlin). She is now studying for a Ph.D. in comparative literature at the
University of Berkeley. Her volume du-te free/Go free was published in 2015.
Ion Buzu, Nina Cassian, Nora Iuga, Aura Maru, translated from Romanian by Daniel Ionita – with assistance from Professor Daniel Reynaud, Dr Adriana Paul, Eva Foster and Rochelle Bews