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Angela Marinescu
 (born Basaraba-Angela Marcovici on 8 July 1941 in Arad) is a contemporary Romanian poet. After her early neo-expressionist volumes, she has achieved in the 1980s and especially after 1989 critical acclaim with volumes such as Blindajul final (The Final Armour, 1981) in a style that has been described as "visceral", "confessional" and "radical". Contemporary female poets influenced by Angela Marinescu include Rodica Draghincescu, Saviana Stănescu, Elena Vlădăreanu, Miruna Vlada, Oana Cătălina Ninu, Crista Bilciu and others. In September 2006 she was awarded the National Poetry Award Mihai Eminescu Opera Omnia.