Rukmini Maria Callimachi

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Rukmini Maria Callimachi (born 25 June 1973 in Bucharest, Romania)[1] is a Romanian-American journalist and poet.


She left Romania during the communist regime with her mother, father and grandmother, for Switzerland and then the United States, where she attended The Thacher School in Ojai, California. She graduated from Dartmouth College, and from Exeter College, Oxford, with a masters in linguistics. In 2000, she co-led the Royal Geographical Society's expedition to Tibet.


She began as a freelancer in New Delhi, India including for Time magazine. She joined the Associated Press in Portland, Oregon, in 2003. She spent a year in New Orleans documenting the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. She began reporting out of Dakar, Senegal, as a West African correspondent for The AP in late 2006.[2]

Her poetry has been published in The American Scholar, Oxford poetry,[3] and Black Warrior Review.[4]





  1. ^ Mihaiescu, Marlus. "Rukmini Callimachi - jurnalista americana de origine romana - nominalizata la premiile Pulitzer". article. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Pascariu, Roxana. "Rukmini Callimachi: Pulitzer Finalist 2009". blog. The Romanian Office. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Callimachi, Ruckmini. "Oxford Poetry Vol X No 3: Rus et Urbs (Summer 1999)". webpage. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Index of Authors". webpage. Black Warrior Review. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Eugene S. Pulliam National Journalism Writing Award". webpage. Ball State University. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Pulitzer Prize Finalists 2009". webpage. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
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  9. ^ "Sidney Hillman Foundation Awards —". 2007-04-02. Retrieved 2013-02-26. 
  10. ^ "Previous RNA Contest Winners - RELIGION | NEWSWRITERS". 2013-02-04. Retrieved 2013-02-26. 

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