Jim Kates: Contemporary Russian Poetry

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Date(s) - January 4, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Jim Kates (who writes by the name J. Kates) will be discussing Russian poetry: Russian poets are renowned for both their public and private voices. We’ll read a few of the classic examples of Russian poems mostly from the 20th century—Pasternak, Akhmatova, Yevtushenko, and others—and, of course, their translations into English.

J.  Kates is a minor poet, an award-winning literary translator and the co-director of Zephyr Press. He has been granted three National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships and an Individual Artist Fellowship from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. He has published three chapbooks of his own poems and one full book, The Briar Patch (Hobblebush Books). He is also the translator of a dozen books of Russian and French poetry, has edited two anthologies of translations, and collaborated with Stephen A. Sadow on a half dozen books of Latin American and Peninsular Spanish poetry in translation.

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