Born in Bucharest, Romania, Andrei Guruianu immigrated to the United States with his parents in 1991 and grew up in Queens, New York. He earned a BA in English from Binghamton University, masters degrees in Journalism from Iona College and in Education from Elmira College, and a PhD in English with a concentration in creative writing from Binghamton University. He is the author of the poetry collections Days When I Saw the Horizon Bleed (2006), And Nothing Was Sacred Anymore (2009), and Front Porch World View (2009), as well as the chapbooks Anamnesis (2010) and Exile (2010).
Guruianu writes about the immigrant experience and his family’s struggles to work freely and achieve recognition as members of American society. Journalist Elizabeth Cohen commented on the “bifurcated life” that Guruianu portrayed in his chapbook Exile, in particular his depiction of “two lives on two continents. One is full of hardship yet luminosity. The other is full of irony and observation.”
As an editor, Guruianu compiled the anthology Twenty Years after the Fall: A Retrospective in Poetry and Prose (2010) to commemorate the fall of the Iron Curtain and the 20-year anniversary of the Romanian revolution. He is the founder and editor of the Broome Review. Guruianu collaborated with the artist and photographer John Brunelli on How We Are Now (2010), a book about the Binghamton, New York, area.
Guruianu was the Broome County (New York) poet laureate from 2009 to 2010. He has taught English and creative writing workshops and has worked as a reporter at Binghamton’s Press & Sun Bulletin. Most recently, he has published a memoir, "Metal and Plum," through Mayapple Press (2010).