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Mon, June 19, 2017

18:00 – 19:00

Sala da Ballo
Via Bolognese, 120
50139 Firenze, ITALY

Reading and performance by the author Eugene Ostashevsky. A poem-novel about challenges in communication between pirates and parrots.

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Eugene Ostashevsky


Eugene Ostashevsky is the author of The Pirate Who Does Not Know the Value of Pi, a poetry novel about communication challenges in pirate-parrot relationships, released recently by the New York Review of Books. His other poetry collections include The Life and Opinions of DJ Spinoza. As translator, he primarily works on the Russian avant-garde but he did help with Elisa Biagini’s the Guest in the Woods, winner of the Best Translated Book Award for 2014. His other awards include the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin fellowship, the National Translation Award, the NEA, and the Sigfried-Unseld Gastprofessur in Berlin. A professor of Liberal Studies at NYU, he has repeatedly taught at NYU Florence, and is now teaching at NYU Paris.