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Compass Translation Award Ceremony and Reading

Jan 12, 2013 | 2:00 pm

Presented by the Cardinal Points Journal and the Russian-American Cultural Center

The awards will be presented by Irina Mashinski, the StoSvet Project director and co-editor of the Cardinal Points Journal; Sibelan Forrester and Alexander Veytsman, judges; and Regina Khidekel, the director of the Russian-American Cultural Center.

Readers: winners and commended translators:
Alyssa Gillespie
Brian Droitcour
Leah Goldberger
Eugene Serebryany
Igor Mazin

The Compass Award was established in 2011 by the Cardinal Points Journal in order to recognize the best English translations of Russian poetry. Each year the competition is dedicated to the works of a particular Russian poet. The second Compass Award contest (2012) was dedicated to the translation of poetic works of Marina Tsvetaeva.

1st prize (“Compass” and $300)
Alyssa Gillespie, Associate professor of Russian Language and Literature; University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA
The Poem of the End
(Alyssa is also the 2nd place winner in Compass Award-2011, the Gumilyov contest)

2nd prize ($150)
Brian Droitcour, Graduate Student, Department of Comparative Literature, New York University, USA
Upon a Red Steed

3rd prize ($100)
Leah Goldberger (a Russian-Arabic-English interpreter in Cairo, Egypt. ) and Eugene Serebryany (biology Ph.D. student in Cambridge, Massachusetts)
An Attempt at Jealosy

This event is made possible through the Poets House Literary Partners Program

Admission $5 students, seniors; $7 general Location Kray Hall Sponsored By Cardinal Points Journal & Russian-American Cultural Center


Jan 12, 2013
2:00 pm
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