Philip Nikolayev and Katia Kapovich will read from their current
work at the Harvard Advocate on Thursday, November 29th, at 7:30
p.m. This free and public event will take place at 21 South Street
in Harvard Square, Cambridge.
Katia Kapovich hails from Soviet Moldova. Her membership in a
samizdat dissident group precluded publication of her writing
in the USSR. She worked on archeological digs, gauged petroleum
tanks, smuggled sheepskins, then emigrated, settling in the US
in 1992. The author of six Russian collections and two volumes
of English verse, Gogol in Rome (Salt, 2004) and Cossacks and
Bandits (Salt, 2007), she lives in Boston and co-edits FULCRUM:
an annual of poetry and aesthetics.
Philip Nikolayev, born in Moscow in 1966 and raised in Russia
and Moldova, grew up equally fluent in English and Russian. On
relocating to the US in 1990 to attend Harvard he has written
primarily in English. His poetry is published internationally.
Nikolayev's four collections of poems include Letters from Aldenderry
(Salt, 2006) and Monkey Time, winner of the 2001 Verse Prize.
He lives in Boston and co-edits FULCRUM: an annual of poetry and
DIRECTIONS: Walk down Dunster Street from Holyoke Center, turn
right into South Street. The Advocate is a two-story wood-frame
house at 21 South Street.