Anna Glazova — from Facial Calculation — translated by Alex Niemi


Anna Glazova is a laureate of the Andrei Bely prize and one of the most important contemporary poets writing in Russian today. She has published six books of poetry and received her PhD in German and Comparative Literature at Northwestern University (USA). She translates from German and English; among the authors she has translated are Franz Kafka, Unica Zürn, Walter Benjamin, and Emily Dickinson. She lives in Hamburg, Germany.

Alex Niemi is a writer and translator from French, Russian, and Spanish. She is the the translator of For the Shrew by Anna Glazova (Zephyr Press) and The John Cage Experiences by Vincent Tholomé (Autumn Hill Books), as well as the author of the poetry chapbook Elephant (dancing girl press). Her translation work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.