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YOUR LANGUAGE—MY EAR: 
RUSSIAN AND AMERICAN POETRY AT CLOSE QUARTERS
The 2011 Slavic Department Spring Symposium 

YOUR LANGUAGE—My EAR brings together poets and scholars from the region's major universities with contemporary Russian-language poets from Russia and Eastern Europe for a week of performance, translation and study from April 18-23, 2011. Events include poetry readings, public lectures, and translation workshops at local venues as well as on the Penn campus.

YOUR LANGUAGE—My EAR is sponsored by the Open World Program of CEC Arts Link (New York), the University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences, as well as the Kelly Writers HouseEnglish DepartmentSlavic Department and Comparative Literature Program at the University of Pennsylvania. 

SCHEDULED EVENTS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC INCLUDE: 

RUSSIAN-ENGLISH BILINGUAL POETRY READING: Poetry Reading: Monday, April 18th, 7pm, at Robin's Bookstore in Center City, Philadelphia. Four emerging poets from locations spanning Russia will read their poems in the original, with English speakers providing parallel readings in translation. Robin's Bookstore is located at 110a S. 13th St., Philadelphia (between Chestnut and Walnut), PA 19107, 215-567-2615

RUSSIAN-ENGLISH BILINGUAL POETRY READING: Wednesday, April 20th, 7pm, at Wooden Shoe Books in Center City, Philadelphia. Four emerging poets from locations spanning Russia will read their poems in the original, with English speakers providing parallel readings in translation. Wooden Shoe Books is located at 704 South St., Philadelphia, PA 19147, 215-413-0999

PUBLIC LECTURE by MATVEI YANKELEVICH (Ugly Duckling Presse): Friday, April 22nd, 5pm in Fisher-Bennett Hall, rm. 401, on the Penn campus. "The Task of Translation and the Notion of the Contemporary in Russian Poetry." Fisher-Bennett Hall is located on the University of Pennsylvania Campus at 3340 Walnut St., at the corner of Walnut and 34th St.

SYMPOSIUM: YOUR LANGUAGE--MY EAR: RUSSIAN AND AMERICAN POETRY AT CLOSE QUARTERS: Saturday, April 23rd, 8:45-4:00pm in the Max Kade Center on the Penn campus. Presentations (in English) on contemporary Russian poetry by Polina Barskova (Hampshire College), Eugene Ostashevsky (NYU), Kevin M. F. Platt (Penn), Stephanie Sandler (Harvard), Michael Wachtel (Princeton) and Matvei Yankelevich (Ugly Duckling Presse). The Max Kade Center is located on the University of Pennsylvania Campus at 3401 Walnut St. in Suite 329A, at the corner of Walnut and 34th St., above the Starbucks. See our complete symposium schedule here.

RUSSIAN-ENGLISH BILINGUAL POETRY READING: Saturday, April 23rd, 5:00-7:00pm in College Hall, rm. 200 on the Penn campus. A grand public reading of translations produced during the week. Seven Russian-language poets from Russia and Eastern Europe will be joined by Polina Barskova (Hampshire College), Eugene Ostashevsky (NYU), Charles Bernstein, Julia Bloch, Sarah Dowling and Bob Perelman (all from Penn). College Hall is located on the main quad of the University of Pennsylvania, extending from the southwest corner of 34th St. and Walnut St. 


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