Poets were presented individually, rising from the audience to take their place at the podium for 12 minute readings. The American poets included Tina Chang, Heather Christle, and Matthew Yaeger. The Russian poets were Dina Gatina, Alla Gorbunova, and Lev Oborin. They were assisted by translator John William Narins, co-founder of Causa Artium and a writer, poet,and literary scholar himself, who was both accurate and spoke the words as they were meant to be spoken.
|From left - Tina Chang, Heather Christle, David Lehman, Matthew Yeager, Alla Gorbunova, Dina Gatina, Lev Oborin|
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