Genya Turovskaya

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Genya Turovskaya is an American poet, born in Ukraine. Her work has been published in many journals and literary reviews. She received various awards and fellowships, such as a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, a Montana Artist Refuge Fellowship, the Witter Bynner Translation Residency at Santa Fe Art Institute, and a Fund for Poetry grant. She holds an MFA from Bard College.[citation needed]


Her original poetry and translations from Russian have appeared in Chicago Review, Conjunctions, A Public Space, 6x6, Aufgabe, Poets and Poems, Octopus, jubilat, Tantalum, Gulf Coast, Jacket, Saltgrass, Shifter, Supermachine,[1][2] and other publications.[3]

Turovskaya lives in Brooklyn, New York where she is an associate editor of the Eastern European Poets Series at Ugly Duckling Presse.[4] She is the author of the chapbooks, Calendar (2002), The Tides (2007), and New Year's Day (2011).[5]

She is the co-translator of two books of poetry, Red Shifting by Aleksandr Skidan (2008) and The Russian Version by Elena Fanailova (2010), both published by Ugly Duckling Presse. The Russian Version won the University of Rochester's Three Percent Solution award for Best Translated Book of Poetry in 2010.


  1. ^ "PEN American Center". Retrieved 19 April 2015.
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  3. ^ Shirley Harshenin. "Genya Turovskaya 'Back From the USSR' Feature - Mad Hatters' Review". Retrieved 19 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Ugly Duckling Presse - GENYA TUROVSKAYA". Retrieved 19 April 2015.
  5. ^ Octopus Books Archived 2007-09-28 at the Wayback Machine