Olga Livshin is the author of A Life Replaced: Poems with Translations from Anna Akhmatova and Vladimir Gandelsman (2019). Her work has been recognized by the journal CALYX’s Lois Cranston Memorial Prize, the Cambridge Sidewalk Poetry project, and Slice Literary’s Bridging the Gap award. Her poems, translations, and essays are published in The Kenyon Review online, International Poetry Review, Poetry International, and other journals. As a translator, she was a finalist for the 2018 Gabo Prize for Literature in Translation and received an honorable mention in the Poets & Patrons Chicagoland competition. She holds a PhD in Slavic literature and taught Russian language and literature at the university level full-time before focusing on writing and translation.
“Deflected by This Bitter Era”: On Olga Livshin’s “A Life Replaced” and Olga Zilberbourg’s “Like Water and Other Stories”
Linda Kinstler finds a resonance between “A Life Replaced” by Olga Livshin and “Like Water and Other Stories” by Olga Zilberbourg....