Russian Voices, Roundtable Discussion, and Philosophical Cabaret

11:30 am on Wednesday, November 20, 2013
9:00 pm on Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Boston University Photonics Center, 8 St. Mary’s Street, 9th floor
Join us for our Russian Voices Symposium, featuring readings and conversations with the contemporary poets Polina Barskova, Anna Glazova, and Maria Stepanova. This event celebrates the release by Zephyr Press of Relocations, a new anthology of Russian poetry, and brings together the three poets whose works are collected in the book and two of their English language translators (Catherine Ciepiela and Sibelan Forrester). Also participating are local poet Katia Kapovich and BU faculty members Olga Livshin, Yuri Corrigan, and Katherine O’Connor. / The final roundtable will be followed by a “philosophical cabaret” performance featuring Russian Jewish singer and songwriter Psoy Korolenko and musical collaborator Alyona Alyonkova, a reception, and a book-signing. The performance, entitled “Russian Riches,” contains compositions based on texts by Russian poets of the 20th century. / All events are free and open to the public. Please join us for the roundtable discussion, “Russian Riches” performance, and the reception, even if you cannot make it to the panel discussions! / Organized by the Center for the Study of Europe in collaboration with Zephyr Press. Co-sponsored by the Center for the Humanities at Boston University, the Jewish Cultural Endowment, the Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature, and the literary journal AGNI.