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 and prose writer, currently completing a memoir on chronic illness. I also translate literature from Yiddish into English. My translations of the Yiddish poet Abraham Sutzkever were awarded a 2016 Translation Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

In addition to writing, I love to sing, and my great dream was to be a back-up singer for Leonard Cohen. I will keep dreaming, although he is physically gone. 

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