• Event Details:

  • Monday April 17, 2017
  • 2:30pmDoors 2:00pm
  • Theatre Dialog
    10005 - 80 Avenue
    Edmonton[Map to venue]
  • Door charge: $5

Life is poetry; poetry is life

  • Event Details:

  • Monday April 17, 2017
  • 2:30pmDoors 2:00pm
  • Theatre Dialog
    10005 - 80 Avenue
    Edmonton[Map to venue]
  • Door charge$5

Poets were treated like gods in 19th & 20th Century Russia. The story of three such poets – Nikolai Gumilyov, Anna Akhmatova and Osip Mandelstam – will be presented by weaving together poems and memories against the background of Russia’s tumultuous, tragic history. Staged by Edmonton poets Ella Zeltzerman and Randy Kohan in collaboration with the Edmonton Russian Poetry Club. This event is presented in two parts of 45 minutes each, separated by a 30 minute intermission. Russian tea, coffee and cookies will be served.

Performers

  • Ella Zeltserman

    Ella Zeltserman is an Edmonton poet. Her first book of poetry, small things left behind, was published by University of Alberta Press and won the Robert Kroetsch prize for best book of poetry from ABPA and Betty Averbach Foundation poetry prize. Her newest collection, The Air Is Elastic, will be published by Turnstone Press in spring 2018.

  • Randy Kohan

    Randy Kohan has had two collections of poetry published by Ekstasis Editions – Hammers & Bells (2013) and Rain of Naughts (2015). Hammers & Bells has recently been translated into Russian; plans are in place for publication of a dual-language edition in Russia with book launches in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Dagestan by late 2017.

Artists Appearing

Various artists