I am a writer who helps others tell their stories. My family is from Odessa and Moscow, and I am from berries and tea and poetry.
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My book A Life Replaced (Poets & Traitors, 2019) braids together poems on immigration in America with translations from Anna Akhmatova and our contemporary Vladimir Gandelsman, winner of Russia's highest award for poetry, the Moscow Reckoning. Many poems are responses to these two voices; some are stand-alone works. The foreword is by Ilya Kaminsky. Read reviews in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Reading in Translation, and, soon to come, Slavic and East European Journal.
These are trying times. I co-organize the reading series on immigration called "From Across the Waters" with Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach. For more information about "From Across the Waters," please feel free to write me at email@example.com.
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Book tour (postponed)
Reading with Jenna Lê and Ahmad Almallah, Big Blue Marble Bookstore, 551 Carpenter Ln, Philadelphia
Reading & discussion at Brandeis University
Bilingual Reading & Discussion with Vladimir Gandelsman at the Harriman Institute at Columbia University, 420 W 118th St, New York
Reading & Conversation with Eleonor Gilburd (University of Chicago), as part of a CEERES of Voices, Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago
Sunday, May 17, DC-ALT presentation, 2PM, Washington, DC, location TBA
Wednesday, May 27, with Larissa Shmailo, Michelle Whittaker, and Henry Gray at Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop, 141 Front St, Brooklyn