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Maia Evrona

Maia Evrona is a poet, writer and translator. Her translations of Yiddish poetry have received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Literary Translators Association and the National Yiddish Book Center. Her first full-length collection, "From a Bird's Cage to a Thin Branch; The Selected Poems of Yosef Kerler," was published by White Goat Press in 2023, while over seventy of her translations of Avrom Sutzkever have appeared in literary journals. Her own poetry has been supported with two joint Fulbright Scholar Awards to Spain and Greece. She has been characterized as a representative of a new generation of Yiddish poet-translators."

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Review

Review of Lisa Richter’s Nautilus and Bone; An Auto/biography in Poems

Maia Evrona

As a reader of Margolin’s poetry in its original Yiddish, and a translator of her work into English, I approached this collection with both interest and skepticism.

Texts & Translation

War Poems

Yoysef Kerler

Translation by Maia Evrona

Two poems by Yoysef Kerler

Blog

The Latest Yiddish Translations, 2018

Maia Evrona, Jessica Kirzane and Daniel Kennedy

A roundup of translations published in 2018. 

Texts & Translation

באַלײדיקט

Wounded

Malka Lee

Translation by Maia Evrona

A new translation of Malka Lee’s “Baleydikt” from her 1932 collection Lider.

Texts & Translation

לידער פֿון טאָגבוך

Three poems from Poems from my Diary

Abraham Sutzkever

Translation by Maia Evrona

Three poems from Abraham Sutzkever’s collection Poems from My Diary.

Texts & Translation

“אַלטמאָדיש“ און „דער ים„

“Old-Fashioned” and “The Sea”

Yoysef Kerler

Translation by Maia Evrona

Translations of two poems by Yoysef Kerler 

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