Anna Frajlich, Senior Lecturer Emerita, will read her poetry at Hunter College's "Poets of New York" (Feb. 16, 2017).
 
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The Division of Russian and Slavic Studies at Hunter College cordially invites you to a book talk and poetry reading by Tomas Venclova, Vasyl Makhno, Anna Frajlich, Polina Barskova, Marina Temkina, Irina Mashinski, Vladimir Gandelsman, Julia Trubikhina, Anna Halberstadt, Bakhyt Kenzheev, Elena Suntsova, Helga Olshvang and Andrei Gritsman: 
 
Poets in New York: On City, Language, Diaspora
 
Thursday, February 16, 5-8 pm, at Hunter College, East 68th and Lexington Ave., West Building, Room B126
 
Poets in New York (ed., with an introduction, by Yakov Klots; Moscow: NLO, 2016) is a book of interviews with Russian and East European poets (Belarus, Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine) about New York City, the immigrant experience and diaspora, native and non-native tongues, architecture and urbanism, geographical, political and semiotic borders, points of departure and intersection between different generations of literary diasporas in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The "center of gravity" in each of these interviews is New York, its urban, literary and mythological landscapes, explored through the prism of language and poetic traditions and juxtaposed to other "harbors" of Russian and East European cultures at home and abroad.  
 
Come listen to poems and stories about NYC and the East European immigrant experience in Russian, Lithuanian, Polish and Ukrainian, with English translations!
 
If you are not a CUNY student or employee, please RSVP by sending an email torusshunter@hunter.cuny.edu, and we will put your name on our guest list. Please have a photo ID to get a pass to the Hunter West building. Seats are limited! 
 
We, and the poets, are looking forward to seeing you! 
 
Hunter College, CUNY
Division of Russian & Slavic Studies
Department of Classical & Oriental Studies
695 Park Ave HW
New York, NY 10065
Email: russhunter@hunter.cuny.edu