Virtual Poetry Readings by the Amherst Center for Russian Culture:
Maria Stepanova is a poet, essayist, and journalist. She is the author of ten poetry collections and three books of essays, and a recipient of several Russian and international literary awards, including the prestigious Andrey Bely Prize and Joseph Brodsky Foundation Fellowship. Her poems have been translated into many languages, including English, Italian, German, French, and Hebrew. Her novel Pamiati pamiati (In Memory of Memory) that blends memoir, documents, and essays into an epic narrative, came out in Russian in November 2017 and received the Big Book Prize in December 2018 and NOS prize in February 2019.
Linor Goralik (b. 1975) is a poet, writer, artist, author of several collections of poems and short fiction, novels, and books for children. She is a founder and chief editor of the Post Media project. Linor is a fellow of the Joseph Brodsky Memorial Fund. She lives in Tel Aviv.