It wasn’t exactly your typical college homework assignment when a Rutgers-Camden student decided to learn the Romanian language by translating its native poetry.
In a story from the Gloucester County Times, Martin Woodside says he lived in Romania in 2009 with his wife and daughter. It was there he found a way to learn the Romanian language through its poetry.
The translation work quickly turned into a passion, and according to the report, led to his anthology Of Gentle Wolves (June 2011, Calypso Editions).
The Rutgers-Camden student is going to school for his PhD, but he admits, poetry and literature also play an important role in his life.