Of Politics and Pandemics: Songs of a Russian Immigrant


Monday, November 23, 2020, 12:30pm to 1:30pm



Writing in the vibrant voice of “A Russian Immigrant” and employing a rich variety of poetic forms, award-winning author and Boston College professor Maxim D. Shrayer offers thirty-six interconnected poems about the impact of election-year politics and COVID-19 on American society. Through a combination of biting satire and piercing lyricism, Of Politics and Pandemics delivers a translingual poetic manifesto of despair, hope, love, and loss.


Maxim D. Shrayer, Director, Project on Russian and Eurasian Jewry, Davis Center; Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies, Boston College

Moderator: Sergei Kan, Professor of Anthropology, Dartmouth College

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