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Poetry Readings with Marina Boroditskaya (in Russian) – Friday, 23 April at 19:00 (BST)

Friday 23 April, 2021, 19:00 - 20:00

A special opportunity to meet Marina Boroditskaya – a poet and renowned translator of English, American and French classical poetry, including the first Russian translation of Chaucer’s ‘Troilus and Criseyde’, Shakespeare, Donne, the Cavalier poets, Burns, Keats and Kipling. Some participants might recognise her from her Radio Russia Literary Pharmacy programme – the Russian equivalent of Poetry Please! – which stayed on air for 21 years, from 1997 to 2018. Marina will be reading favourite excerpts from her books and translations and reciting her poetry.

WHEN: Friday, 23 April 2021, 19:00 (BST)

Please REGISTER in advance (with your name and email address). After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom joining link

About the speaker

Marina Boroditskaya

Marina Boroditskaya was born in Moscow in 1954 and started regularly publishing in 1978. She has been contributing her poetry to Noviy Mir and Arion magazines and her translations have been featured regularly in Inostrannaya Literatura. The list of her poetry collections includes I Am Undressing a Soldier (1994), Single Skating (1999), The Year Of The Horse (2002), It Should Be Possible (2005), Ode To Myopia (2009), Cupid On The Windowsill. Love poems (2013), Still It Spins (2013) and Quiet Games (2019). In 2006 she was awarded the British Council Lion and Unicorn prize for translations of English poetry, received Inolittle prize from Inostrannaya Literatura in 2007 and the Master Translator Prize for her book on the Cavalier Poets in 2010.

Marina is the author of over twenty books for children which brought her three national awards, including the most prestigious Korney Chukovsky prize and Hans Christian Andersen Award diploma in 2013.


Friday 23 April, 2021
19:00 - 20:00

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