Poet Valzhyna Mort: An American Debut

Posted 4.11.08

Follow our cover subject, Belarusian poet Valzhyna Mort, on her recent trip to New York City. From a Ukranian diner in the East Village to a conference hall in midtown, Mort shares her poetry and talks about the language and people that inspire her work.

Comments

MustafaBurak says...
Hi Valzhina, your poem is very moving and I've translated it into Turkish and published in one of the Turkish literary magazines. You can see and read its Turkish version in my blog: http://mustafaburaksezer.blogspot.com/2009/12/valzhyna-mort-beyaz-rusyal.html keep the nice work. peace
andreska says...
Very much it was pleasant to me, I wish its of good luck
vanessa-rousso says...
Very talented young poet from Est Europe depicting daily life in her country Belarussia.
HGH says...
If a part of the body gets pain the other parts feel the pain, If you do not feel the pain, the problems, the sorrow of others, Then you should not call your self human beings
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Beena says...
First of all I feel my self very lucky that, I could contacted you, I am also a poet but not in English, I am your neighbor from Afghanistan, your poem is nice (Kharasho) I like to use from your Idea In the future , To point of my view the things which makes anyone poet is Feelings, One of the famous poets says: Although I am not good in translation but I try my best, “All the human being are created from one thing, And they are the same part of one body, If a part of the body gets pain the other parts feel the pain, If you do not feel the pain, the problems, the sorrow of others, Then you should not call your self human beings, Sadi In last not least I say: Life can be beautiful but not with out friends,
Valzhina says...
It is hard to believe that there is another one Valzhina in this world. More over she was born in Belarus and lives in the USA. I deeply admire you talent, землячка, Валжына. Good luck. Warm Regards, Valzhina Piskun
DON SANDS says...
i purchased and read your book (Factory of Tears) about a year ago and it was like discovering a new topping on my favorite pizza pie. so now i am compelled to eat more pizza and get fat and it is your fault. Question: is "I'm as Thin as Your Eyelashes" available in the U.S. please email the answer ASAP (i am registered).
Aaron Fagan says...
Thank you for this excellent video. I first saw Valzhyna Mort read at the New York Public Library in 2007. She was introduced by Nick Flynn on behalf of Gulf Coast for CLMP's series Periodically Speaking. You could feel it in the air that you were in the presence of a true poet.

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