Constantin Severin was born in Baia de Aram_ Romania on 8 February 1952.

He studied at the Faculty of Industrial Chemistry at the Polytechnic Institute of Ia_i from 1972-77, then worked as a chemical engineer at the Suceava Cellulose and Paper Factory from 1977-91.

He has worked as a journalist since October 1991, writing for “România liber_”, “Flac_ra” (1994-1996), "Monitorul de Suceava" (1996-2000) and "Obiectiv – Vocea Sucevei." He contributed to BBC Radio and Radio Free Europe between 1992 and 1996.

• A member of the Writers’ Union of Romania, he is a journalist, writer and art critic, publishing nearly 30 art reviews and articles. first exhibition of his paintings "Roumanie – richesse et passion", shown at Saint Laurent du Pont, Isère 7 September 2003. Work exhibited by the Nahvision Art Gallery of Stuttgart. Theorist of archetypal expressionism, a new movement in conceptual art, and of post literature, a contemporary cultural concept inspired by the work of Gilles Deleuze.
• Founder of "Continent" magazine for East-West cultural dialogue (4 editions in Romanian, French and English, 1999.) Editor in chief of the cultural magazine "The New Continent" University of Suceava, (4 editions in Romanian, French and English, 2000.)
• Invited to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg by the Honorary President, Leni Fischer in September 1999
• Awarded the Prize for Haiku Poetry by the daily newspaper "The Daily Yomiuri", Tokyo, 1996
• Awarded the Prize for Cultural Journalism by the Romanian Ministry of Culture in 1998
• Awarded the Prize for Cultural Journalism by the district and city of Suceava, 2001

Bibliography

Over 800 articles published: culture, internal and international politics, art criticism, interviews, current affairs

Poetry
• "The Sunday of Things Real" Junimea Editions, Ia_i, 1984
• "Wall and Neutrino" bilingual Romanian-English edition, English translation by Liviu Martinescu, Vlasie Editions, Pite_ti, 1994. French translation by Gabriela Sîicu and Claire Prévot with drawings by Islan Zian Alabdeen of ParisAwarded First Prize at the International Salon of Versailles, 1998; awarded Prize for Poetry by the Cultural Foundation Bucovina, 1995
• " Wall and Neutrino" Minerva Press, London, 1997, English translation by Liviu Martinescu
• "Improvisations on a arm Harmonic Key: In memoriam Igor Stravinski" Axa Editions, Boto_ani, 1998 ; French translation by Elena-Brându_a Steiciuc and Jean François Duclos.
• " The Axolotl" the first book of renga in Romanian literature, bilingual Romanian-English edition, English translation by Liviu Martinescu Ma_ina de scris Editions, Bucure_ti,Awarded the 1998 Prize for Poetry by the Cultural Foundation Bucovina, 1999.
• " The Alchemical Town" anthology, Dacia Editions, Cluj-Napoca, 2002
Awarded the Prize for Poetry by the Cultural Foundation Bucovina, 2003.

Essays
• "The Holy Empire: Churches and monasteries of northern Moldavia” Paralela 45 Editions, Pite_ti, 2003.

Address
720248 Suceava, Aleea Lalelelor 20, bl. 114, sc. A, ap. 10, ROMANIA
Email Address : costisev@obiectiv.ro
Website : www.severin.assist.ro