Virtual Poetry Readings by the Amherst Center for Russian Culture:
Anna Glazova is a poet, translator, and independent scholar. She has published five books of poetry in Russian language and has been awarded the Andrey Bely Prize for her book "For a Shrew." She received her Ph.D. in German and Comparative Literature from Northwestern University (USA). She translates from German and English; among the translated authors are Paul Celan, Franz Kafka, Unica Zürn, Walter Benjamin, and Emily Dickinson.
Aleksandr Skidan was born in Leningrad in 1965. Poet, critic, translator. Author of five collections of poetry and several books of essays, including the most recent “Syr bukv mel. On Arkadii Dragomoschenko” (2019). He translated poetry and fiction (Paul Bowles, Charles Olson, Susan Howe, Rosmarie Waldrop, Michael Palmer), as well as art-criticism and theoretical works of Paul de Man, J. Hillis Miller, Jean-Luc Nancy, Daniel Birnbaum, Paolo Virno, Gerald Raunig. Winner of Andrey Bely Prize in poetry for the collection “Red Shifting” (2006). Joseph Brodsky Memorial Fund fellowship (2018). His poetry is translated into many languages and published in numerous anthologies. In 2008 his book “Red Shifting” was published in USA by Ugly Duckling Presse. Member of Chto Delat? group, Skidan participates in different artistic and activist projects. Co-editor of the “New Literary Observer” magazine (Moscow). He lives in Saint-Petersburg.