Rotaru is a poet and journalist, and the author of two collections of poetry, including In a bed under a white sheet and Southern Lands. She has received numerous awards, including the Mihai Eminescu National Poetry Prize and The Bucharest Writer’s Association Prize. Rotaru’s poetry frequently intersects with other artists and practices: she has participated in live poetry performances with jazz musicians and in train stations her first collection of poems dealt with the legacy of Frida Kahlo, and her current explorations involve collaborations with local dancers.