Alex Cigale

Fort George Station P.O. Box 772
New York, NY 10040
(646) 500-1291

Author's Bio

Alex Cigale’s translations from Russian, and his own English-language poems, have appeared in Colorado, Kenyon, New England, and The Literary Reviews, Literary Imagination, Modern Poetry in Translation, TriQuarterly, and PEN America. From 2011 until 2013, he was Assistant Professor at the American University of Central Asia and currently teaches Russian Literature at CUNY-Queens College. He is a 2015 NEA Literary Translation Fellow for his work on the poet of the St. Petersburg philological school Mikhail Eremin. His first book, Russian Absurd: the Selected Writings of Daniil Kharms is forthcoming from Northwestern University Press in February 2016.

Publications and Prizes

(University of New England Press, 2013)
, Against Agamemnon: War Poetry
(WaterWood Press, 2009)
, American Society: What Poets See
(FutureCycle Press, 2012)
, Bigger Than They Appear: Anthology of Very Short Poems
(Accents Publishing, 2011)
, Crossing Centuries: The New Russian Poetry
(Talisman House Publications, 2000)
, Lavanderia: A Mixed Load
(City Works Press, 2009)
, Liberty's Vigil, the Occupy Anthology
(Foothills Publishing, 2011)
, Stranger at Home: American Poetry with an Accent
(Numina Press, 2008)
, The Cento: A Collection of Collage Poems
(Red Hen Press, 2009)
(ĕm): A Review of Text and Image, 32 Poems, 66: The Journal of Sonnet Studies, Abiko Quarterly, About Place Journal, Adirondack Review, ALBA, Apparatus Magazine, Arts & Understanding, Asymptote, Babel Fruit, Bat City Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Best Poem, Big Bridge, Blue Lyra Review, BODY, Cafe Review, Chiron Review, Cimarron Review, Colorado Review, Contrary Magazine, Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts, Cyclamens and Swords, Danse Macabre, Drunken Boat, Eleven Eleven, Elimae, Emprise, English Journal, Exquisite Corpse, Fou, Fourteen Hills, FutureCycle Poetry, Gargoyle Magazine, Global City Review, Gobshite Quarterly, Green Mountains Review, Gypsy, Hamilton Stone Review, Hanging Loose, Hayden's Ferry Review, Hot Street, H_NGM_N, In Posse Review, Inertia, International Poetry Review, Inventory, Israel Horizons, Japanophile, Juxta, Kenyon Review Online, Kiosk, Lana Turner: A Journal of Poetry and Opinion, Life and Legends, Long Shot, Mad Hatters' Review, Magnolia: A Florida Journal, Main Street Rag, Many Mountains Moving, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Modern Poetry in Translation, Narrative Magazine, Naugatuck River Review, New England Review, Newark Review, North American Review, nth position, Offcourse, Perigee, Ping Pong, Plume, Poemeleon, Poetry New York, Pudding Magazine, Qarrtsiluni, Quarter After Eight, Quiddity, Redactions, Saint Ann's Review, Salt River Review, Sea Stories, Shirim, Short, Fast, and Deadly, SLAB, Slurve Magazine, Southeast Review, Spitting Image, Spring, Springhouse, Starline, Synaesthetic, Talisman, Tampa Review, Taos Journal of Poetry & Art, Tar River Poetry Review, Telephone, The Argotist Online, The Canary, The Common, The Cortland Review, The Externalist, The International Literary Quarterly, The Literary Review, The Manhattan Review, The Potomac Journal, The Smoking Poet, The St. Petersburg Review, Third Wednesday, Tiferet: A Journal of Spiritual Literature, TriQuarterly, Tupelo Quarterly, Two Lines XIV: World Writing in Translation, Unsplendid, Venereal Kittens, Washington Square, Willows Wept Review, World Literature Today, Yellow Medicine Review: A Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art, and Thought, Zoland Poetry, Zymbol
Chronicle of Calamities
(Pudding House Publications, 2008)
, Greatest Hits
(Kattywompus Press, 2012)
Prizes Won: 
2015 NEA Literary Translation Fellow

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Teenagers, At Risk Youth
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Chernovtsy, Russia
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New York, NY, United States
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Last updated: Jan 27, 2016