Blurring Boundaries: Arkadii Dragomoshchenko
in conversation with Charles Bernstein, Thomas Epstein, Genya Turovskaya, Eugene Ostashevsky and Matvei Yankelevich
Russian poet Arkadii Dragomoshchenko will discuss his work as a poet and prose-writer in the context of late Soviet history and the current post-Soviet situation and new literature. The poet Charles Bernstein and the scholar and translator Thomas Epstein will join the conv…ersation to discuss the connections between Russian and American poetics in the late 20th and early 21st centuries and issues in contemporary Russian literature. The conversation will be moderated by Eugene Ostashevsky and Matvei Yankelevich. Additionally, Dragomoshchenko and his translator Genya Turovskaya will read selections from a forthcoming collection. [This event will be conducted in English.]
Dragomoshchenko’s work in English translation includes two books of poetry (Description and Xenia, both translated by Lyn Hejinian and published by Sun & Moon) a novel (Chinese Sun, Ugly Duckling Presse 2005) and a book of prose and essays (Dust, Dalkey Archive, 2009). He lives in St. Petersburg, Russia.
This event is sponsored by the Creative Writing Program at Columbia University’s School of the Arts, The Columbia Department of English and Comparative Literature, the Poetry Society of America, Ugly Duckling Presse, and Dalkey Archive Press. (Books will be available for sale and signing. Refreshments will be served.)

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