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The Hyam Plutzik Reading Series is thrilled to welcome author and poet Valzhyna Mort as part of the 2023-24 season.

Valzhyna Mort is the author of three poetry collections, most recently: Music for the Dead and Resurrected (FSG 2020), named one of the best poetry books of 2020 by The New York Times, and the winner of the International Griffin Poetry Prize and the UNT Rilke Prize. Her earlier collections of poetry are Factory of Tears and Collected Body, both published by Copper Canyon Press. Mort is a recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the American Academy in Rome, the Lannan Foundation, Civitella Ranieri, and the Amy Clampitt Foundation. She has received a National Endowment for the Arts grant for her translation work on Polina Barskova’s Air Raid. Her translation, together with Hanif Abdurraqib, of Motherfield by Julia Cimafiejeva, was longlisted for the PEN Translation Prize. Born in Minsk, Belarus, Mort writes in English and Belarusian.

The Plutzik Series is one of the most prestigious and longest-running reading series in the country. In keeping with the generosity of spirit and commitment to bringing poetry to the community, the Plutzik Reading Series readings are always open to the public and free of charge.

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