Robert G. Elekes

Robert G. Elekes was born into a multiethnic family on the 28th of January 1985, in Brașov, Romania. He graduated in 2004 from Aprily Lajos, the Hungarian-language high school in Brașov, and in 2008 from the Transilvania University of Brașov. In 2012 he earned his PhD from the Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu for a thesis on German-language literature in Romania during communism. He currently teaches literary and translation studies at the Transilvania University of Brașov and at the Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania. He published his first poem, “Speologia Sinelui,” (Speleology of Self) in 2012 in the literary journal Corpul T. His first poetry volume, aici îmi iau dinții-n spinare și adio (here i sink my teeth into my spine and i’m off), was published in 2015 by Tracus Arte. After his debut he was awarded the Mihai Eminescu Opus Pimum National Poetry Prize, the Iustin Panța National Poetry Debut Prize, The Debut Prize of the Romanian literary journal Familia, and the Debut Prize of the Romanian Writers' Union. He is the founder and coordinator of the poetry reading club Dactăr Nicu’s Skyzoid Poets.