Maia Evrona

Poet; Memoirist; Translator; Leonard Cohen Enthusiast

 Photo taken by Loreta Paukstyte of the Vilnius Yiddish Institute

Photo taken by Loreta Paukstyte of the Vilnius Yiddish Institute

I am a poet, as well as a memoirist and essayist. My poetry has appeared in numerous venues, as have excerpts from my memoir on chronic illness, and various essays and opinion pieces.

In addition to my own writing, I translate literature from Yiddish (and occasionally Spanish) into English. My translations of the Yiddish poet Abraham Sutzkever were awarded a 2016 Translation Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

When not writing, I dance Argentine tango and I love to sing. My great dream was to be a back-up singer for Leonard Cohen. I had to settle for writing, but I will keep dreaming, even as he is physically gone. 

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