Seventh Annual Oleg Woolf Memorial Readings

a two-part event featuring Grigory Starikovsky, Vladimir Druk and Lev Fridman. Hosted by Irina Mashinski on March 3

Event Venue:

Yorkville Library, Meeting Room
222 E. 79th Street (btw 2nd and 3rd Ave)
New York, NY 10075

Event Date:

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 | 5:30 pm

StoSvet/Cardinal Points Project and Russian American Cultural Center


The Seventh Annual Oleg Woolf Memorial Readings

Part1. Grigory Starikovsky. Sophocles' Oedipus Rex: Reading the Conscience

Part 2. Vladimir Druk. ALEPH–BET. Forms, Numbers and Nominations. Featuring the translator of the book into English Lev Fridman

Hosted by Irina Mashinski, editor-in-chief of StoSvet/Cardinal Points

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Vladimir Druk (Moscow/NY) – poet, psychologist and inventor, one of the founders of the Moscow Poetry Club. He is the author of seven poetry books. His poems appeared in several anthologies (Russian Poetry of the XXI Century, Crossing Centuries, Third Wave among others) and has been translated into over 15 languages. He is a recipient of Russian America and Moscow Account awards. He works for Textonica, an interactive publishing company he created.

Lev Fridman is a speech-language pathologist based in New York City. He has facilitated translation projects and publications, and his own writings and translations have appeared in Ugly Duckling Press, Odessa Review and The Café Review. His most recent research has focused on the literary legacy of Mykola Bazhan.

Irina Mashinski is co-editor, with Robert Chandler and Boris Dralyuk, of The Penguin Book of Russian Poetry (2015). Her poetry and essays in English appeared in Poetry International, Plume, The World Literature Today, and other journals and anthologies. She is co-founder (with the late Oleg Woolf) and editor of the StoSvet/Cardinal Points project.

Grigory Starikovsky – Russian poet, translator, essayist. Born in Moscow in 1971. In US since 1992. PHD in Classics (Columbia University). Translates into Russian from Ancient Greek (Homer, Pindar), Latin (Vergil, Propertius, Persius), and English (Walt Whitman, William Carlos Williams, Patrick Kavanagh, Seamus Heaney). Teaches Latin at a public school in New Jersey.

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This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Cojeco and Tianaderrah Foundation.