The Cervena Barva Press online newsletter for September includes and interview of Ukrainian poet Dzvinia Orlowsky by Alexander J. Motyl. In it, she comments on the state of reading in America, her influences for writing poetry, why she writes so much about Ohio, what makes a good poem, and translating others’ works. A truly full-breadth interview that provides both a great introduction as well as an inside look at this Pushcart Prize winning poet.
Dzvinia Orlowsky is the author of four poetry collections, the most recent of which is <em>Convertible Night, Flurry of Stones. Her first collection, A Handful of Bees, was reprinted as a Carnegie Mellon University Contemporary Classic in 2008. She is a founding editor of Four Way Books and teaches at a low-res MFA program at Pine Manor College.