Dzvinia Orlowsky


Marshfield, MA
Massachusetts US

Author's Bio

Pushcart Prize poet, translator, and a Founding Editor of Four Way Books, Dzvinia Orlowsky has published five collection of poetry with Carnegie Mellon University Press including A Handful of Bees, reprinted in 2009 as a Carnegie Mellon Classic Contemporary; Convertible Night, Flurry of Stones, recipient of a 2010 Sheila Motton Book Award; and her most recent, Silvertone, for which she was named Ohio Poetry Day Association’s 2014 Co-Poet of the Year. Her translation from Ukrainian of Alexander Dovzhenko's novella, The Enchanted Desna, was published by House Between Water in 2006; and Jeff Friedman's and her co-translation of Memorials by Polish Poet Mieczyslaw Jastrun was published by Dialogos in 2014. She serves as Editor for Poetry in Translation for Solstice Literary Magazine and teaches at the Solstice Low-Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing of Pine Manor College and at Providence College.

Publications & Prizes

Except for One Obscene Brushstroke (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2003)
Edge of House (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1999)
A Handful of Bees (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1994)
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She is a co-recipient with Jeff Friedman of a 2016 National Endowment for the Arts Translation Grant.

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Last update: Dec 01, 2016