Russian Voices Contemporary Poetry Rountable

5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 20, 2013
7:00 pm on Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Contact Name:
Elizabeth Amrien
Join us for all or part of 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, BU faculty members Olga Livshin, Yuri Corrigan, and Katherine O’Connor, and Jim Kates of Zephyr Press. The symposium features individual panel discussions with each of the poets and a concluding roundtable, to be moderated by Katia Kapovich. We encourage you to come for all or any part of the celebration! The 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. 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.