Monday, Jan 25, 2021
Globus Books is honored to host the book launch event of The Scar We Know, a new collection of Lida Yusupova's poetry put into English by a team of translators and published by Cicada Press.
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Lida Yusupova, a poet who writes in Russian and lives between Canada and Belize, is acknowledged as an important forerunner for the rising generation of Russophone feminist and queer poets. Her striking and wide-ranging poems explore personal, national, colonial and other histories, often through viscerally felt and vividly conveyed physical experience.
This conversation will be held on Zoom, at 9.00 am PDT, 12.00 pm EDT and will be streaming on the Globus Books YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/c/GlobusBooksSF/videos. To register for the Zoom conference, please send a private message to Globus Books Facebook page. Free, but with a limited number of seats.
Lida Yusupova is the author of several books of poetry and prose, including her most recent book of poetry, Verdicts [Prigovory] (NLO, 2020); Dead Dad (Kolonna Publications, 2016); Ritual C-4 (Argo-Risk, 2013); the prose collection Love Has Four Hands [U liubvi chetyre ruki] (Kvir, 2008; co-authored with Margarita Meklina); as well as many publications in magazines and journals. Her work has been translated into several languages.
Madeline Kinkel is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School, and a current MFA candidate at the University of Alabama in creative writing.
Hilah Kohen is a translator and researcher. Formerly the English- language News Editor for Meduza (meduza.io), she is now a doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania working primarily in Russian and the Kavkazi Jewish language Juhuri. With Josie von Zitzewitz, she recently co-edited a special issue of Words Without Borders featuring young Russophone writers.
Ainsley Morse teaches at Dartmouth College and translates Russian and former Yugoslav literatures. Recent publications include Andrei Egunov-Nikolev’s “Soviet pastoral” Beyond Tula (ASP, 2019), and, with Bela Shayevich, Vsevolod Nekrasov’s I Live I See (UDP, 2013). With Galina Rymbu and Eugene Ostashevsky, she is editor of the anthology F-Letter: New Russian Feminist Poetry (isolarii, 2020).
GLOBUS BOOKS is an independent bookstore serving San Francisco since 1971. It offers a wide-ranging stock of books on all things Russia. Globus is actively working with the libraries across the states on completing their holdings for Russian publications, both contemporary and out-of-print. The Globus Books team is well-known for its expertise in first editions of Russian literature, books on the Russian avant-garde, early imprints and travel and voyage books. Under the new management, Globus strives to serve the Bay Area, bridging gaps, continuing cultural traditions and giving voice to unrepresented communities in Russia and the US. Globus Books features several series of literary and cultural events on its YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/GlobusBooksSF), including Literary Translation Round Table, History/Anthropology, Playtime and Storytime for children and more.
This program is produced and hosted by author Zarina Zabrisky.