Svetlana Lavochkina

Svetlana Lavochkina is a Ukrainian-born novelist, poet and poetry translator, now residing in Germany. In 2013, her novella Dam Duchess was chosen runner-up in the Paris Literary Prize. Her debut novel, Zap, was shortlisted for Tibor & Jones Pageturner Prize 2015. Svetlana’s work has been widely published in the US and Europe. It appeared in AGNI, New Humanist, POEM, Witness, Straylight, Circumference, Superstition Review, Sixfold, Drunken Boat and elsewhere.

Literary Parlor: the “unending flow” of Maes

Author of the novella "Newborn," Agustín Maes spoke to Svetlana Lavochkina about his beginnings, his idols, his process, as well as the COVID crisis and how he's coping with it as a writer, including something he refers to as his "Evening Plague Walk."

More

Literary Parlor: interview with poet Fiona Sampson

//

Our literature columnist, Svetlana Lavochkina, got a chance to talk with Fiona Sampson, acclaimed poet and author of an upcoming biography on Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

More

Literary Parlor: Sabbagh’s poetry and prose personas

/

We talk to the brilliant author and literary scholar Omar Sabbagh, London-born of Lebanese parents, currently working as Associate Professor at the American University in Dubai. He moves in between the worlds of writing academic papers, poetry and prose.

More

Literary Parlor: interview with poet Robert Krut

/

"I try to treat anything magical, or surreal, or possibly out of the framework of waking life, as entirely real, and concrete, and then let it appear in the poems." - Robert Krut, in an interview with Svetlana Lavochkina

More

Literary Parlor: interview with poet Patricia Murphy

/

In this column, we invite international award-winning authors for a virtual cup of tea, coffee or whisky, to unveil some of their art and craft secrets. We begin with Patricia Colleen Murphy, winner of the 2019 Press 53 Award for Poetry.

More

Cocktail Open Mic: Ghost of seasons past

///

"Velvet wind, laced with cool silver light and spiced with innuendos of weekend... spurned me on my way to Baileo, a place where vegetables turn into fruit of art at the Cocktail Open Mic." We've got three very diverse headliners this time: a famous Nepalese-American poet, a burlesque performer, and a solo electric guitarist. Fri,

More