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. My poetry has been awarded a grant from the Fulbright Scholar Program and has appeared in numerous venues. I am currently completing a memoir on chronic illness and I periodically publish 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 fellowship in translation 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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