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A Virtual Thirsty Lab with Dzvinia Orlowsky

May 28 @ 7:00 pm 8:00 pm

The Thirsty Lab poetry reading, normally based out of Princeton, Mass., continues to meet virtually. On Tuesday, May 28th, 2024 Dzvinia Orlowsky will be the featured reader. Please Click Here to register.

Dzvinia Orlowsky is a Pushcart Prize poet, award-winning translator, and a founding editor of Four Way Books. She’s published six poetry collections including A Handful of Bees, reprinted for the Carnegie Mellon University Classic Contemporary Series; Convertible Night, Flurry of Stones, a winner of New England Poetry Club’s Sheila Motton Book Award; and Bad Harvest, a 2019 Massachusetts Book Awards “Must Read” in Poetry. Her poem sequence “The (Dis)Enchanted Desna” was selected by Robert Pinsky as 2019 winner of the NEPC Samuel Washington Allen Prize. Her newest poetry collection, Those Absences Now Closest, is forthcoming from Carnegie Mellon in fall 2024.

With regard to translations of poetry from the Ukrainian, her co-translations with Ali Kinsella of Natalka Bilotserkivets’s selected poems, Eccentric Days of Hope and Sorrow (Lost Horse Press, 2021), was a finalist for the 2022 Griffin International Poetry Prize, the Derek Walcott Prize for Poetry, ALTA’s National Translation Award in Poetry, and winner of the 2022 AAUS Prize for Translation. They received a 2024 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Translation Fellowship to support the translation into English of Halyna Kurk’s recent, unpublished poetry, Lost in Living, recently released from Lost Horse Press. Their co-translation of Oleksander Dovzhenko’s novella, The Enchanted Desna, is forthcoming from Lost Horse Press in 2025.

Susan Roney-O’Brien

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