January 25th: Turovskaya, Walker, Schoonebeek, Gross
Genya Turovskaya is a poet, translator and practicing psychotherapist. She was born in Kiev, Ukraine and grew up in New York City. She is the author of the chapbooks Calendar (UDP, 2002), The Tides (Octopus Books, 2007), New Year’s Day (Octopus Books, 2011) and Dear Jenny (Supermachine, 2011). Her poetry and translations of contemporary Russian poets have appeared in Chicago Review, Conjunctions, A Public Space, Aufgabe, Octopus, jubilat, Supermachine, Gulf Coast and other publications. Her translation of Aleksandr Skidan’s Red Shifting was published by Ugly Duckling Presse in 2008. She is the co-translator (with Stephanie Sandler) of Elena Fanailova’s Russian Version (UDP, 2010) which won the University of Rochester’s Three Percent 2010 award for Best Translated Book of Poetry. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Ken L. Walker is a bourbon loving man from the bluegrass currently living in Bushwick. His poetry and criticism can be found in the Poetry Project Newsletter, Rain Taxi, No Dear, Catch-Up, Crab Orchard Review, the New Yorker on-line, Bomb Magazine, the Boxcar, and at Coldfront magazine where he is the features editor. He would rather live in an economy where adjunct professors are treated with as much respect as tenured royalty.
Danniel Schoonebeek’s work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Tin House, Boston Review, Publishers Weekly, The Kenyon Review, The Hudson Review, The Rumpus, Crazyhorse, The Awl, and elsewhere. He was born in the Catskills.
Elizabeth Gross left her heart in New Orleans and part of her spine in Prague. The rest of her lives in Brooklyn. Her poems have appeared in the New Orleans Review, The Prague Revue, Versal, Vlak, and Why I Am Not A Painter. She teaches writing and literature at Hunter College, and also works as a literacy warrior for a full time remedial program out at Kingsborough Community College.