Narayanan and Kapovich will be reading at the Pierre Menard Galley
on Tuesday, June 11. The free reading begins at 7 p.m., and will
be followed by free wine. The gallery is located at 10 Arrow Street
in Harvard Square (around the corner from the Café Pamplona).
Vivek Narayanan, a brilliant English-language
poet, lives in Chennail, India. He grew up in Southern Africa
and spent a few years in the US. His poems have appeared in Harvard
Review, Fulcrum, Rattapallax and many other
magazines, and are anthologized in Reasons for Belonging:
Fourteen Contemporary Indian Poets (Penguin India 2002) and
in Give the Sea Change and It Will Change: the Bloodaxe
Book of Contemporary Indian Poetry (forthcoming from Bloodaxe
and Fulcrum this fall). His latest collection of poems is Universal
Beach (Harbour Line, Mumbai, India).
Katia Kapovich is a bilingual poet writing in
English and Russian. A dissident in her youth, she emigrated from
the USSR in 1990, and currently lives in Cambridge, Mass. She
co-edits Fulcrum: an annual of poetry and aesthetics.
Her work is well known and widely published in her two languages.
She is author of seven books of Russian verse and of two English
language collections, Gogol in Rome and Cossacks
and Bandits, both published by Salt in the UK.