Blacksmith House Poetry Series - Fanny Howe and Eugene Ostashevsky

April 3, 2023

BHPS Fanny Howe and Eugene Ostashevsky

56 Brattle St
Cambridge MA 02138

April 3, 2023
8:00pm – 9:00pm

Fanny Howe reads from her most recent collection, Love and I: Poems, with Eugene Ostashevsky, whose latest poetry collection is The Feeling Sonnets.

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Founded in 1973, the award-winning Blacksmith House Poetry Series brings established and emerging writers of poetry and fiction to Harvard Square. In person readings will take place at 56 Brattle on Mondays at 8 pm. Admission is $3, tickets are available at the door.

Fanny How

Fanny Howe is the author of more than 20 books of poetry and prose. She has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Poetry Foundation, the California Council for the Arts, and the Village Voice, as well as fellowships from the Bunting Institute and the MacDowell Colony. Her Selected Poems won the 2001 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. In 2001 and 2005, Howe was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize. In 2008 she won an Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. She was awarded the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize in 2009. Her most recent poetry collection is Love and I.

Eugene Ostashevsky

Eugene Ostashevsky was born in 1968 in Leningrad, USSR, grew up in New York, and now lives mainly in Berlin. His The Feeling Sonnets, published in 2022 by Carcanet in the UK and NYRB Poets in the US, examine the effects of speaking a non-native language on emotions, parenting, and identity. An earlier book, The Pirate Who Does Not Know the Value of Pi (NYRB Poets, 2017), discusses communication difficulties between pirates and parrots. Its German translation by Uljana Wolf and Monika Rink won the City of Münster International Poetry Prize. It was also the pretext of a mini-opera by Lucia Ronchetti at the 2019 Venice Biennale. His other books of poetry, The Life and Opinions of DJ Spinoza and Iterature, were published by Ugly Duckling Presse in 2008 and 2005. Ostashevsky is also an acclaimed translator of Russian avantgarde literature.