Verse Like Water to feature Belarusian poet

Valzhyna Mort was born in Minsk, Belarus, and has won several literary awards for her poetry.

Belarusian poet Valzhyna Mort will present her poetry during the Central Lakes College Verse Like Water program Tuesday, April 27, 2021. Submitted Photo

The Central Lakes College Verse Like Water program will host poet Valzhyna Mort for a free virtual reading at noon Tuesday, April 27.

Born in Minsk, Belarus, Mort made her American debut in 2008 with the poetry collection “Factory of Tears,” co-translated by the husband and wife team of Elizabeth Oehlkers Wright and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Franz Wright.

Mort is also the author of ”Collected Body” and her most recent collection ”Music for the Dead and Resurrected.”

Mort received the Crystal of Vilenica Award in Slovenia in 2005 and the Burda Poetry Prize in Germany in 2008. In 2010, she received the Lannan Foundation Literary Fellowship and the Bess Hokin Prize from Poetry magazine. Her poems have appeared in “Best American Poetry 2014,” “New European Poets,” and “The Ecco Anthology of International Poetry,” as well as such literary magazines as “The Common,” “Guernica,” “New Letters,” “Poetry,” “Poetry International,” “VQR” and others.

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