Presentation of Irina Mashinski’s new book, Ophelia and the Trowel

Irina Mashinski is a poet, the author of nine collections of poetry and translations

Event Venue:

Uncle Vanya Cafe
315 West 54th Street
New York, New York 10019

Event Date:

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 | 7:00PM

Irina Mashinski is a poet, the author of nine collections of poetry and translations.

Ms. Mashinski was born in Moscow. She  graduated from Moscow University as a geographer.  She is an educator, the founder and director of Cardinal Points Educational Services, as well as the Editor of the “StoSvet”  literary project (  This reading is Irina Mashinski’s first solo New York appearance in five years.

Irina Mashinski is a bilingual poet and translator. She has authored eight books of poetry in Russian; her most recent collections are Volk [Wolf] (Moscow: NLO, 2009) and Ophelia i masterok [Ophelia and the Trowel] (New  York: Ailuros Publishing, 2013). Irina Mashinski's work has appeared in Poetry International, Fulcrum, Zeek, The London Magazine, and other literary journals and anthologies. She is the co-editor (with Robert Chandler and Boris Dralyuk) of the forthcoming Anthology of Russian Poetry from Pushkin to Brodsky (Penguin, 2015), as well as co-founder (with the late Oleg Woolf) and editor of the literary journal Storony Sveta, and co-editor (with Robert Chandler and Boris Dralyuk) of the journal Cardinal Points. She received First Prizes in the Russian America (2001) and Maximilian Voloshin (2003) poetry competitions, and, with Boris Dralyuk, First Prize in the 2012 Joseph Brodsky/Stephen Spender Translation Prize competition. Irina Mashinski holds a Ph.D. in Physical Geography from Lomonosov Moscow State University and an M.F.A. in Poetics from New England College.

Ophelia and the Trowel.  A book of poems. Foreword by Polina Barskova. New York, Ailuros Publishing, 2013. — 81 p.. ISBN 978-1-938781-68-1 The eight poetry collection of the New York based Russian poet. Photo on the cover by Irina Mashinski. The portrait of the author by Sergei Samsonov.

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Ирина Машинская – поэт, автор девяти книг стихов и переводов. Родом из Москвы.  По образованию физико-географ (МГУ), по профессии учитель, основатель и директор “Cardinal Points Educational Services”.  Редактор литературного проекта   "СтоСвет"

Это – первый  за пять лет  творческий вечер  Ирины Машинской в Нью-Йорке.

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