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About the Artist

Award-winning Pushcart Prize poet, translator, a founding editor of Four Way Books, DZVINIA ORLOWSKY is the author of six poetry collections published by Carnegie Mellon University Press. She is a recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council Poetry Grant, a Sheila Motton Book Award, a co-recipient of a 2016 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Translation Fellowship, and her first collection, A Handful of Bees, was reprinted as part of the Carnegie Mellon University Press Classic Contemporary Series. Her poem sequence “The (Dis)enchanted Desna” won the 2019 New England Poetry Club Samuel Washington Allen Prize selected by Robert Pinsky.

Her co-translations with Ali Kinsella from the Ukrainian of Natalka Bilotserkivets’s selected poems, Eccentric Days of Hope and Sorrow (Lost Horse Press, 2021), was a finalist for the 2022 Griffin International Poetry Prize, the Derek Walcott Prize in Poetry, ALTA’s National Translation Award in Poetry, and the 2022 winner of the AAUS Translation Prize.

A full-length collection of her co-translations with Ali Kinsella from the Ukrainian of Halyna Kruk’s poetry is forthcoming from Lost Horse Press in 2024.

Dzvinia is a contributing poetry editor to AGNI and Solstice Literary Magazine. She is Writer-in-Residence at the Solstice Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program, Lasell University.

Wikipedia page: Dzvinia Orlowsky


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