Tom Thompson and Irina Mashinski have been announced as featured poets for upcoming Music/Words performances in 2012:
Poet Tom Thompson will appear Feb 10th at the Gershwin Hotel, NYC, with Dimitri Dover and Inna Faliks, piano four hands. Poet Irina Mashinski will appear on April 22nd at Cornelia Street Cafe, NYC, with Inna Faliks on piano. Both performances are at 7:30pm and tickets are $20. You can read more about Thompson and Mashinski below.
Music/Words will once again be featured on 98.7 WFMT-Chicago on April 16th and 23rd, both at 8 pm.
Tom Thompson is the author of LIVE FEED (2001) and THE PITCH (2006). His poems and essays have appeared in Boston Review, Colorado Review, The Hat, Volt and other journals. He lives with his wife and two sons in New York City and Coxsackie, NY. He currently works at an advertising agency.
Irina Mashinski is a bilingual poet and translator. She has authored seven books of poetry in Russian, and her most recent collections are Volk [Wolf] (Moscow: NLO, 2009) and Raznochinets pervyi sneg i drugie stikhotvoreniia [Raznochinets First Snow and Other Poems] (New York: Stosvet Press, 2009). Her work has appeared in a variety of literary journals and anthologies, including Poetry International, Fulcrum, Zeek, The London Magazine, and An Anthology of Contemporary Russian Women Poets (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2005). She is the co-editor (with Robert Chandler) of the forthcoming Anthology of Russian Poetry from Pushkin to Brodsky (Penguin, 2014), as well as co-founder (with Oleg Woolf) and co-editor (with Robert Chandler and Oleg Woolf) of the Cardinal Points literary journal, published in the U.S. in English and Russian. Irina Mashinski is the winner of several literary awards, including the Russian America (2001) and Maximilian Voloshin (2003) Awards. Her poetry has been translated into English, French, Italian, Spanish, and Serbian.