Thursday, March 29, 2018

Poetry Productive: Write to Publish

Poetry Productive: Writing to Publish 
Eight sessions:
Tuesdays 5:30 – 7:30 pm 
June 5, 12, 19, 26
July 10, 17, 24, 31
No class Independence holiday week.
Class Description: Our focus in this workshop will be on writing to publish in journals, for chapbooks, or toward full-length manuscripts. Instructor Larissa Shmailo will share formal and experimental poetic techniques to add to your repertoire and help edit your poems. We will write in-class to evocative prompts and maintain a supportive atmosphere to encourage creative risk. Each class will include a discussion of where to publish your poems/books. 

Location: Safe and comfortable home environment in accessible elevator and doorman building, near numerous bus and train lines.

Instructor: Larissa Shmailo is an award-winning poet, novelist, editor, translator, and critic. Her poetry collections are Medusa’s Country,#specialcharacters, In Paran, the chapbook A Cure for Suicide, and the e-book Fib Sequence; her latest novel is Patient Women. Shmailo’s work has appeared in Plume, the Brooklyn Rail, Fulcrum, the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, the Journal of Poetics Research, Drunken Boat, Barrow Street, and the anthologies Measure for Measure: An Anthology of Poetic Meters, Words for the Wedding, Contemporary Russian Poetry, Resist Much/Obey Little: Poems for the Inaugural, Verde que te quiero verde: Poems after Garcia Lorca, and many others. Shmailo is the original English-language translator of the world's first performance piece, Victory over the Sun by Alexei Kruchenych. Shmailo also edited the anthology Twenty-first Century Russian Poetry and has been a translator on the Russian Bible for the American Bible Society. Please see more about Shmailo at her website at and Wikipedia at

Call 212-712-9865 to register or for more information.


Sunday, March 18, 2018

NYPL Reading - Shmailo and Kostos 3/24

"Larissa Shmailo, in Medusa's Country, and Dean Kostos, in Pierced by Night-Colored Threads, engage in the dance of Eros and Thanatos. Jung and his archetypes populate the terrain of metaphor, loss, and regret. These brave poems risk articulating what society tends to silence. However, as Pluto is the ruler of the underworld, his name also means "The Rich One." Hence, there is richness to be found in exploring the dark and painful recesses of the unconscious."



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