Maira Aurora Firţa PhD (b. 1981) is Senior lecturer in the Department of Romance Languages of the University of Bucharest, where she delivers lectures about the Italian Literature in the 18th and 19th centuries, and hands over classes of Terminology and seminaries of Translation. Since 2011, she holds the PhD degree in Italian Philology, dealing with a comparative research on the poetry written by Giacomo Leopardi and Salvatore Quasimodo (Leopardi în secolul XX. Cazul Quasimodo, Bucharest: Editura Institutul European, 2013). In 2014 she became project coordinator for the Romanian Cultural and Research Institute in Venice and at the same time responsible for the Romanian Language, Culture and Literature Classes at the Ca’ Foscari University in Venice. Her research activity is focusing upon the 19th and 20th centuries Italian Poetry and Translation Studies with particular emphasize on the verse translation from Italian to Romanian. She translated poems by Giorgio Caproni in Romanian (Giorgio Caproni, Poesie/Poezii, foreword by Biancamaria Frabotta, anthology, notes, translation by Aurora Firţa, Bucharest: Humanitas, 2014). For Phonodia, Maria Aurora Firţa is coordinating the Contemproary Romanian Poetry section; she is the Scietific Referent within the Partership signed with the Romanian Research Institute in Venice.