Alex Cigale

Alex Cigale’s own poems in English appear in Colorado Review, The Common Online, and The Literary Review, and his translations of classic and contemporary Russian poetry in Harvard Review Online, Kenyon Review Online, Modern Poetry in Translation, New England Review, PEN America, Plume, TriQuarterly, The Hopkins Review, Two Lines, Words Without Borders, and World Literature in Translation. In 2015, he was awarded an NEA Fellowship in Literary Translation for his work on the poet of the St. Petersburg philological school, Mikhail Eremin, and guest edited the Spring 2015 Russia Issue of the Atlanta Review, writing about it for one week in Best American Poetry. His first full book, Russian Absurd: Daniil Kharms, Selected Writings came out in the Northwestern University Press World Classics series in 2017. He has previously contributed translations of Alexander Ulanov and Gennady Katsov to issues 4 and 7 of Tupelo Quarterly.