Poetry Reading with Donna Stonecipher

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday


Donna Stonecipher grew up in Seattle and Tehran. She is the author of five books of poetry: The Reservoir (winner of the Contemporary Poetry Series competition, 2002); Souvenir de Constantinople (2007); The Cosmopolitan (winner of the National Poetry Series, 2008); Model City (2015); and Transaction Histories (2018, cited by The New York Times as one of the 10 best poetry books of 2018); as well as one book of criticism, Prose Poetry and the City (2018). Her poems have been published in many journals, including The Paris Review, New American Writing, and Conjunctions, and have been translated into eight languages. She has won residency fellowships from Yaddo, the Millay Colony, Djerassi, and others. In 2018 she won a writing grant from the Gerda Henkel Stiftung and one from the Berlin Senate. She translates from German, and her translation of Swiss author Ludwig Hohl's novella Ascent was published in 2012. In 2015 she received an NEA Translation Fellowship to translate Friederike Mayröcker's études (forthcoming 2019). She lives in Berlin.