An Evening with Eugene Ostashevsky

Friday 24th November 19:00 at London - Trafalgar Square

Join us in welcoming poet and translator Eugene Ostashevsky in conversation with Sasha Dugdale!

Eugene Ostashevsky, winner of the 2014 National Translation Award from the American Literary Translators Association, whose translations will appear in the autumn edition of Modern Poetry in Translation, will talk about his work with Sasha Dugdale.

Eugene Ostashevsky was born in 1968 in Leningrad, and moved to the United States in 1979, becoming bilingual. He studied at Stanford University, and now teaches literature at New York University.  He is a poet and translator, best known for his collection The Life and Opinions of D J Spinoza.  His latest translation is the beautiful picture book entitled The Fire Horse, published this year by New York Review Books.
Sasha Dugdale is poet, translator and outgoing editor of Modern Poetry in Translation

Modern Poetry in Translation’s latest issue ’The War of the Beasts and the Animals’ is focused on work from Russia and Ukraine and it includes translations by Ostashevsky of the futurist and radical poet Vasily Kamensky. The translated poems come from Tango with Cows, a chapbook released by the Kamensky in March 1914 in Moscow. Printed on the reverse of yellow wallpaper with flowers in white, green, red, blue, and black, Tango with Cows is, above all, a ground-breaking work of typographic visual poetry set in a dazzling variety of typefaces. Eugene Ostashevsky has been collaborating with the American graphic artist Daniel Mellis on a typographic and poetic translation of Tango with Cows.
London - Trafalgar Square Waterstones, London - Trafalgar Square
Friday 24th November 19:00

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