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Boris Dralyuk – In Person

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Magic City Books is proud to welcome poet and translator Boris Dralyuk for an in person celebration of his debut poetry collection, My Hollywood and Other Poems on Tuesday April 19 at 7:00 pm in the Algonquin Room at Magic City Books.

Dralyuk is the Editor in Chief of the Los Angeles Review of Books and his poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The New York Review of Books, The Hopkins Review, The New Criterion, The Yale Review, First Things, Subtropics, The Georgia Review, and elsewhere.

My Hollywood and Other Poems is a collection of lyric meditations on the experience of émigrés in Los Angeles. The poems pursue the sublime in a tarnished landscape, seek continuity and mourn its loss in a town where change is the only constant. 

This event is free and open to the public.

My Hollywood and Other Poems will be published on April 5, 2022 by Paul Dry Books. You can order a copy at Magic City Books or online at: https://magiccitybooks.square.site/product/my-hollywood/713.

About My Hollywood and Other Poems:

“The wit and daring of his rhymes and phrasing remind me of that old master, Donald Justice, who dazzled us with the elegance of his forms. Dralyuk carries this high style into the 21st century, and I, for one, am thrilled to be in the presence of his marvelous verbal art. Pay attention, readers: a new maestro is in our midst.” –Ilya Kaminsky, author of Deaf Republic and Dancing in Odessa

“Sophisticated, musical, and often humorous.” —Booklist

My Hollywood and Other Poems is a collection of lyric meditations on the experience of émigrés in Los Angeles. In forms ranging from ballades to villanelles to Onegin sonnets, the poems pursue the sublime in a tarnished landscape, seek continuity and mourn its loss in a town where change is the only constant. My Hollywood draws on the poet’s own life as a Jewish immigrant from the Soviet Union, honors the vanishing traces of the city’s past, and, in crisp and poignant translations, summons the voices of five Russian poets who spent their final years in LA, including the composer Vernon Duke.

“My Hollywood is a book to savor.”–A. M. Juster, author of Wonder & Wrath

“A beautifully evocative debut.”–Vona Groarke, author of Spindrift and Double Negative

Boris Dralyuk is the Editor in Chief of the Los Angeles Review of Books. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The New York Review of Books, The Hopkins Review, The New Criterion, The Yale Review, First Things, Subtropics, The Georgia Review, and elsewhere. He is co-editor (with Robert Chandler and Irina Mashinski) of The Penguin Book of Russian Poetry, editor of 1917: Stories and Poems from the Russian Revolution and Ten Poems from Russia, and translator of Isaac Babel, Mikhail Zoshchenko, and other authors. He lives in Los Angeles. My Hollywood is his debut poetry collection.

Details

Date:
April 19
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Organizer

Magic City Books

Venue

Magic City Books
221 E. Archer St.
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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