New York University’s Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia will host “An Evening in Memory of Arkadii Dragomoshchenko,” a Russian experimental poet and essayist, on Fri., Oct. 19, 7-9 p.m. at 19 University Place, auditorium (at E. 8th St.).
The event is free and open to the public. An RSVP is required to email@example.com. For more information, call 212.992.6575. Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Subways: 6 (Astor Place); N, R (8th Street). The event is sponsored with Ugly Duckling Presse.
Arkadii Trofimovich Dragomoshchenko (1946-2012), who made his debut in underground magazines in the late Soviet period, lived in Saint Petersburg for most of his adult life. After meeting the American poet Lyn Hejinian in 1983, Dragomoshchenko helped orchestrate literary collaborations between the Language School poets of the U.S. and Moscow meta-realists during and after Perestroika. The winner of several prizes, he published and translated broadly, introducing Russian readers to American poetry of the second half of the 20th century. He occasionally toured the U.S. and taught at NYU, among other institutions.
The event will feature: Lyn Hejinian (poet, essayist, translator, author of “My Life”); Charles Bernstein (poet, essayist, editor of L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E); Jacki Ochs (filmmaker, director of “Letters Not About Love”); Mikhail Iossel (author, founder of Summer Literary Seminars); Mikhail Iampolski (professor of Russian and Slavic Studies at NYU); Matvei Yankelevich (editor of Ugly Duckling Presse); Genya Turovskaya (poet, translator); John High (poet, translator); Serguei Artiushkov; and Eugene Ostashevsky (master teacher in NYU’s Liberal Studies Program).
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