Katherine E. Young -Poems: Ukraine and Russia
Real Fiction Radio Broadcast: March, 16, 2022 Noon ET WERA (96.7 FM) Streaming- wera.fm
The war in UKRAINE has galvanized support across the world for writers and poets from Ukraine and Russia who are risking their lives to speak out about Vladimir Putin's invasion. Poet Katherine E. Young returns to Real Fiction to discuss her work as a poet and translator of poetry from the Russian language. In this episode, we focus on the poetry of Ukrainian poet Iya Kiva, whose poems are finding a wider audience in translation.
Katherine E. Young is the author of the poetry collections WOMAN DRINKING ABSINTHE and DAY OF THE BORDER GUARDSand the editor of WRITTEN IN ARLINGTON. She is the translator of LOOK AT HIM by Anna Starobinets and FAREWELL, AYLIS by Akram Aylisli. Young’s translations of contemporary Russophone poetry have won international awards; she was also named a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts translation fellow (US). From 2016-2018, she served as the inaugural poet laureate for Arlington, Virginia, US. https://katherine-young-poet.com/
(b. 1984) is the award-winning author of two poetry collections, A LITTLE FURTHER FROM HEAVEN (PODAL’SHE OT RAYA) (2018) and THE FIRST PAGE OF WINTER (PERSHA STORINKA ZIMY) (2019); she writes in both Russian and Ukrainian. Kiva’s poems have appeared in English translation in ASYMPTOTE, LITERARY HUB, LOS ANGELES REVIEW OF BOOKS, WORDS WITHOUT BORDERS, and others.
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