[March 11] Ostups // Turovskaya // Gulian

Wednesday, March 11
A reading with poets from Latvia, Ukraine, and Armenia. 

Latvian poet Artis Ostups in a rare US appearance, and celebrating Genya Turovskaya's new book from Black Square. Wine and such will be provided.

Anahit Gulian, born in Armenia in 1989, is a writer and artist living in the orange shadows of New York City. She is one half of Imp Books and sings in the band Nandas. Her fiction has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, Dizzy Magazine, and The Recluse; her drawings have appeared in NUTS! Magazine, Never Sit, the internet, and the covers of chapbooks and records.

Artis Ostups is the author of the poetry collections Comrade Snow (Biedrs Sniegs), Photography and Scissors (Fotografija un škeres), and Gestures (Žesti). In addition to poetry, he writes literary criticism. He is a researcher at the Institute of Literature, Folklore, and Art and the founder and editor-in-chief of the online magazine Punctum. His work has been translated into English, German, French, Russian, Lithuanian, Slovenian, and Croatian.

Genya Turovskaya is a poet, translator, and psychotherapist. She is the author of The Breathing Body Of This Thought (Black Square Editions), as well as the chapbooks Calendar (UDP), The Tides (Octopus Books), New Year’s Day (Octopus Books), and Dear Jenny (Supermachine). Her poetry and translations of contemporary Russian poets have appeared in A Public Space, Asymptote, Chicago Review, Conjunctions, Fence, jubilat, Octopus, PEN Poetry, Sangam Poetry, Seedings, The Elephants, and other publications. She is the translator of Aleksandr Skidan’s Red Shifting (UDP), co-translator of Elena Fanailova's Russian Version (UDP), and co-translator of Arkadii Dragomoshchenko’s Endarkenment: Selected Poems (Wesleyan). She has received a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, a Montana Artist Refuge Fellowship and a Witter Bynner Translation Residency at Santa Fe Art Institute.

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