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Tragic Komiks: Immigrant Identity in Translation
Poet Marina Temkina in conversation with translator Boris Dralyuk
Date & Time:Thursday February 21, 2013 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
Location:The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley
Marina Temkina is considered one of the most important Russian poets of her generation. Born in St. Petersburg, she emigrated from the former Soviet Union in 1978 and now lives in New York. Temkina published five books of poetry. She writes on gender, Russian-Jewish identity, and immigration with a sense of history lived through and expressed as an intimate experience.
Boris Dralyuk holds a PhD in Slavic Languages and Literatures from UCLA, where he currently teaches. His award-winning poems, translations, essays, and reviews have been published broadly. He is the co-editor of the forthcoming Penguin Anthology of Russian Poetry from Pushkin to Brodsky (2014).