Dzvinia Orlowsky


Award-winning, Pushcart Prize poet, translator, a founding editor of Four Way Books, DZVINIA ORLOWSKY is the author of six poetry collections published by Carnegie Mellon University Press. She is a recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council Poetry Grant, a Sheila Motton Book Award, a co-recipient of a 2016 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Translation Fellowship, and her first collection, A Handful of Bees, was reprinted as part of the Carnegie Mellon University Press Classic Contemporary Series. Her poem sequence “The (Dis)enchanted Desna” was a winner of the 2019 New England Poetry Club Samuel Washington Allen Prize selected by Robert Pinsky.

Her co-translations with Ali Kinsella from the Ukrainian of Natalka Bilotserkivets’s selected poems, Eccentric Days of Hope and Sorrow (Lost Horse Press, 2021), was a finalist for the 2022 Griffin International Poetry Prize, the Derek Walcott Prize in Poetry, ALTA’s National Translation Award in Poetry, and the 2022 winner of the AAUS Translation Prize.

A full-length collection of her co-translations with Ali Kinsella from the Ukrainian of Halyna Kruk’s poetry is forthcoming from Lost Horse Press in 2024.

Dzvinia is a contributing poetry editor to AGNI and Solstice Literary Magazine. She is Writer-in-Residence at the Solstice Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program, Lasell University.

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