Anna Halberstadt, Eugenia Semjonova, Jill Hoffman

March 12, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Eugenia Semjonova is a Czechoslovakian poet, writer, artist, and translator based in NYC.
Keeping troubadour traditions alive, she performs regularly at venues such as the Poetry Project, Segue, &NOW CalArts, RADAR, Interstate Projects, Project Issue Room, Bowery Poetry Club, Dixon Place, Parallax, Specrum BK, Nicholas Robinson Gallery, Bruce High Quality Foundation, Light Industry, and CUNY amongst others.

Anna Halberstadt has published many works in the field of psychology but has found poetry to be a more adequate and condensed way to expand on the same themes—growing up as a child of Holocaust survivors in a country still struggling with past trauma, living in three countries (Lithuania, Russia, U.S.), and immigration. She was a finalist in the 2013 and 2015 Mudfish poetry contests and in Atlanta Review 2015 contest. Anna was a semi-finalist for the Paumanok Poetry Award 2015. She was a winner of the International Merit Award in Poetry 2016 International Poetry Competition in Atlanta review.
Her collection of poetry “Vilnius Diary” was published in the Mudfish Individual Poet Series, Box Turtle Press, in the summer 2014. Her collection in Russian “Transit” was published in June 2016, by West-Consulting, Moscow. Poem “I Was Reborn” was nominated for the Pushcart Prize 2014 and another poem ”You Can Be in Love with a Man” – for the Pushcart prize 2016 by the Mudfish journal. She was awarded a Poetry prize 2016 for a group of poems in Russian by Children of Ra journal.  Anna is a member of the American PEN Center.

Jill Hoffman

Jill Hoffman is the Founding Editor of Mudfish (Box Turtle Press), and of the Mudfish Individual Poet Series. She has published 19 issues ofMudfish, the 20th is in progress, and 10 volumes of the Individual Poet Series. She has a B.A. from Bennington College, M.A. from Columbia University and a Ph. D. from Cornell University. Hoffman’s first book

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