Alexander Cigale

Poet

4580 Broadway, Apt. 6P
New York, NY 10040
Phone: 
(347) 737-0925

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 & Prizes

Anthologies:
OBSESSION: SESTINAS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY (University of New England Press, 2013)
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American Society: What Poets See (FutureCycle Press, 2012)
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Bigger Than They Appear: Anthology of Very Short Poems (Accents Publishing, 2011)
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Liberty's Vigil, the Occupy Anthology (Foothills Publishing, 2011)
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Against Agamemnon: War Poetry (WaterWood Press, 2009)
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Lavanderia: A Mixed Load (City Works Press, 2009)
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The Cento: A Collection of Collage Poems (Red Hen Press, 2009)
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Stranger at Home: American Poetry with an Accent (Numina Press, 2008)
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Crossing Centuries: The New Russian Poetry (Talisman House Publications, 2000)
Book:
Russian Absurd: Daniil Kharms, Selected Writings (Northwestern University Press, 2017)
Chapbooks:
Greatest Hits (Kattywompus Press, 2012)
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Chronicle of Calamities (Pudding House Publications, 2008)
Journals: , ,
(ĕm): A Review of Text and Image
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66: The Journal of Sonnet Studies
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Abiko Quarterly
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ALBA
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Apparatus Magazine
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Arts & Understanding
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Babel Fruit
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Bat City Review
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Best Poem
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Big Bridge
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Blue Lyra Review
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BODY
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Cyclamens and Swords
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Danse Macabre
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Drunken Boat
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Elimae
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Emprise
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English Journal
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Exquisite Corpse
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Fou
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FutureCycle Poetry
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Global City Review
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Gobshite Quarterly
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Gypsy
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Hot Street
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H_ngm_n
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In Posse Review
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International Poetry Review
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Inventory
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Israel Horizons
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Japanophile
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Juxta
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Kenyon Review Online
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Kiosk
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Lana Turner: A Journal of Poetry and Opinion
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Long Shot
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Magnolia: A Florida Journal of Literary & Fine Arts
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Many Mountains Moving
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McSweeney's Internet Tendency
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Modern Poetry in Translation
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Newark Review
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nth position
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Offcourse
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Perigee
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Ping Pong
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Poetry New York
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Pudding Magazine
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Qarrtsiluni
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Quarter After Eight
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Salt River Review
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Sea Stories
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Shirim
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Short, Fast, and Deadly
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SLAB
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Slurve Magazine
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Spitting Image
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Spring
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Springhouse
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Starline
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Synaesthetic
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Talisman
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Taos Journal of Poetry & Art
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Telephone
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The Argotist Online
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The Externalist
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The International Literary Quarterly
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The Manhattan Review
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The Potomac Journal
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The Smoking Poet
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The St. Petersburg Review
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Third Wednesday
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Two Lines XIV: World Writing in Translation
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Unsplendid
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Venereal Kittens
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Willows Wept Review
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Zoland Poetry
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Prizes won: 

2015 NEA Literary Translation Fellow

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Teenagers, At Risk Youth
Fluent in: 
Russian
Born in: 
Chernovtsy
Russia
Raised in: 
New York, NY
New York
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Last update: Oct 12, 2018