Temporary Shelter Book Launch

August 5, 2021 - 7:00 PM
KGB Bar
KGB Bar

Olena Jennings is the author of the novel Temporary Shelter, being released from Cervena Barva Press. She is also the author of the poetry collection Songs from an Apartment and the chapbook Memory Project. Her translation with Oksana Lutsyshyna of Artem Chekh’s Absolute Zero was released in 2020 by Glagoslav. She holds an MFA from Columbia University and an MA from the University of Alberta. She is the founder and curator of the Poets of Queens reading series.

Ronald Meyer teaches the seminar on Russian literary translation at Columbia University. His translations include Anna Akhmatova's My Half-Century: Selected Prose (3d edition, Overlook Press) and Dostoevsky's The Gambler and Other Stories (Penguin, 2012). His current project is a translation of the short fiction of Polish poet Anna Frajlich.

Carley Moore is an essayist, novelist, and poet. Her books include 16 Pills, an essay collection, The Not Wives, a novel, Portal Poem, a poetry chapbook, and The Stalker Chronicles, a young adult novel. Forthcoming books include My First Queer Year, poetry (2021) and Panpocalypse, her second novel (2022). The Not Wives was a finalist for a LAMBDA and Firecracker Small Press Award, and received an Indie Forward Honorable Mention in Literary Fiction. Carley is a queer, disabled, single, co-parenting mom, a sex-positive intersectional feminist, #catwife, and Vans lover.

Chandler Klang Smith is the author of The Sky Is Yours: a novel about sex, murder, & dragons, published by Hogarth/Crown in 2018. She's now working on a new novel. This one's about sex, murder, & spiders.

Anton Yakovlev has published poems in The New YorkerThe New CriterionThe Hopkins ReviewMeasure, and elsewhere, and translations in Exchanges, Circumference, On the Seawall, and The Stockholm Review of Literature, among others. The Last Poet of the Village: Selected Poems by Sergei Yesenin translated from Russian came out in 2019 from Sensitive Skin Books. His chapbook Chronos Dines Alone (SurVision Books, 2018) won the James Tate Poetry Prize.