A Bilingual Poetry Reading by Anna Halberstadt
Event Venue:Yorkville Library
222 E. 79th Street (btw 2nd and 3rd ave)
New York, NY 10075
Event Date:Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | 5 - 7 PM
A Bilingual Poetry Reading by Anna Halberstadt from her new poetry collection in English (Green in a Landscape with Ashes, New Meridian Books, 2017) and Russian (Пасмурное Солнце, издательство Евгения Степанова, 2018). Anna Halberstadt's creative work has been published by over 65 literary journals and anthologies in English, Russian, Lithuanian and Ukrainian, among them in Atlanta Review, Caliban, Cimarron Review, Literary Imagination (Oxford Journals) and many others. She is an author of two poetry collections in English–“Vilnius Review, “ Box Turtle Press, Mudfish Individual Poets Series, 2014 and “Green in the landscape with Ashes,” New Meridian Arts, 2017, and two collections in Russian –“Transit” and “Gloomy Sun», Evgeny Stepanov publishing house, Moscow. She has published two books of translations of American poetry into the Russian–«Selected Selected» by Eileen Myles, Russian Gulliver, 2107 and «Nocturnal Fire» by Edward Hirsch, 2018, Evgeny Stepanov publishing house, Moscow. Anna’s poems had been nominated twice for the Pushcart prize in 2014 and 2016. Atlanta Review selected her as The International Merit Award winner in the Poetry 2016 International Poetry Competition. She was awarded a Poetry Prize in 2016 by Children of Ra Journal for a group of poems in Russian. Anna was named Translator of the Year 2017 by Persona PLUS journal for her translation of Bob Dylan’s poem Brownsville Girl. “Vilnius Diary” in Lithuanian translation won TOP10 by Lt.15, a Lithuanian news site, it was named as one ten best books, published in Lithuania in 2017. This book also won the Lithuanian Translators Association Award in 2017. She is a member of the PEN American Center.
Regina Khidkel, RACC director, is the curator of the Russian Reading Series at Yorkville Library
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RACC’s programs and events are made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Cojeco and Tianaderrah Foundation.