Maria Stepanova

08th March 2012 18:30
Kings Place
90 York Way, N1 9AG
Poet in the City was delighted to present an evening with the acclaimed Russian poet, Maria Stepanova

Maria Stepanova is both poet, essayist, and editor. She is the recipient of several Russian and international poetry awards, including the Andrei Bely prize (2005), the Moscow Score award (Special prize, 2006; Principal prize, 2009) and the Hubert Burda Fund Prize (Germany, 2006). In 2010 she was awarded the Joseph Brodsky Foundation memorial fellowship. Her poetry has been translated across the world.

The poetry of Maria Stepanova, at once contemporary and timeless, disproves the notion that there is a crisis in traditional verse-making. Stepanova experiments with authorial voice and style, using a distinctive poetic language which brings new senses, both actual and potential, to light.

The evening will be hosted by David Constantine, poet, translator and editor of Modern Poetry in Translation. English translations will be provided by the acclaimed poet and translator Sasha Dugdale.

Poet in the City volunteer Julija Gulbinovic's conducted interviews with Maria Stepanova and Sasha Dugdale.
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