Event Powow River Poets Reading Series

January 11, 2020 | 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Join us for an afternoon of poetry with the Powow River Poets! Readings are free, accessible, and open to the public. The poets reading this month are Elizabeth S. Wolf and Anton Yakovlev. Come early to sign up for open mic!

Elizabeth S. Wolf is the author of the 2018 Rattle Chapbook Contest winner Did You Know? (Rattle, 2019) and What I Learned: Poems (Finishing Line Press, 2017). A full-length collection When Lawyers Wept was published by Kelsay Books in late 2019. Elizabeth’s work appears in multiple journals and anthologies, including: Ibbetson Street, Tuck Magazine, Fiolet & Wing, Persian Sugar in English Tea (in English & Farsi), and Klarissa Dreams Redux. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize multiple times. Elizabeth works by day as a metadata librarian.

Anton Yakovlev will read from his new book of translations of Russian poet Sergei Yesenin. The Last Poet of the Village (Sensitive Skin Books, 2019) is a bilingual volume of selected translations of these beloved and iconic poems. Yakovlev writes, “It is difficult to find a Russian person who doesn’t know by heart at least one poem by Yesenin (1895-1925), whose distinctive lyricism and lush rural imagery have indelibly imprinted themselves into the Russian consciousness. Second in popularity among Russian speakers only to Alexander Pushkin, Yesenin has received surprisingly little attention abroad, where he is best known for his brief marriage to Isadora Duncan.”

Yakovlev’s Russian translations have appeared in National Translation Month, Exchanges, The Stockholm Review of Literature, Lunch Ticket, and elsewhere. His poems have been published in over sixty journals including The New Yorker, The Hopkins Review, Amarillo Bay, Prelude, Posit, and upstreet. Originally from Moscow, Russia, Anton is a graduate of Harvard University and the education director at Bowery Poetry Club. He is a Powow River Poet and has four chapbooks of poetry in English.

The Powow River Poets, based in Newburyport, Massachusetts, are active promoters of poetry in New England.

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