Friday, September 10, 2010

Mikhail Youzhny’s U.S. Open Secret?

Roman and Youzhny

How was it that 12th-seeded Russian tennis start Mikhail Youzhny was able to get the better of “marathon man” Stanislas Wawrinka and surge into the semi-finals of the U.S. Open yesterday (see article here)? It may be that he had the necessary reserves of strength and agility because he eats his kasha—at the Samovar! “It is terrific kasha,” I thought I heard Youzhny commenting to the media. “But that was just getting into semi-finals. I want more.”

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Not just a reading--it's a MULTIPLE book launch! TONIGHT!

This just in, folks: everything you need to know about tonight's reading at the Sammy, complete with varying font shapes and sizes,  a healthy helping of bold, and more white space than you can shake a stick at:

Tuesday, September 7, at 7 PM

Russian Samovar Arts Club

          Please join poets


       for the launch of their recent books & poetry readings


LIVE LANDSCAPE (Cervena Barva Press)

and GREATEST HITS (Pudding House Press) by Andrey Gritsman


ROCK AND DEW by Carmen Firan

Translations into English by Adam J. Sorkin, Andrei Codrescu, Isaiah Sheffer

(Sheep Meadow Press, 2010)



Translations into Romanian by Adrian Sangeorzan;
(bilingual edition English- Romanian,  Scrisul Romanesc Press, 2010)
(Editions Passage St.-Hubert, Brussels) by Richard Milazzo

THE ANATOMY OF THE MOON by Adrian Sangeorzan
Translations into English by Razvan Hotaranu;
 bilingual edition English- Romanian,  Scrisul Romanesc Press, 2010

Russian Samovar
Arts Club, Second Floor

256 W 52nd STREET, by 8 Ave., NEW YORK, NY 10019, 212-7570168

Andrey Gritsman – Russian-American poet and essayist, he has been living in the US since 1981. Author of several collections of poetry in English and in his native Russian.
He edits poetry magazine INTERPOEZIA and runs reading series at Cornelia Street Café in New York City.

Carmen Firan – born in Romania, she has been living in New York since 2000. She has published twenty books including poetry, novels, essays, and short stories. Among her most recent books are Words and Flesh, novellas and essays, Talisman Publishers, 2009 and Rock and Dew, selected poems, Sheep Meadow Press, 2010.

Richard Milazzo – poet, essayist, art critic & curator, editor and publisher, he is the author of many books, including two major monographs ( Saint Clair Cemin, Brent Sikkema Editions and The Paintings of Ross Bleckner, Editions Alain Noirhomme) and volumes of poetry : Small China Moon, Keats Dying in Your Arms, and The Fishmonger’s Door. He lives and works in New York City.

Adrian Sangeorzan - is the author of several books of poetry, fiction, and memoirs, including the poetry books Tattoos on Marble and Over the Lifeline (Spuyten Duyvil Press) and the most recent Vitali, a novel, and The Anatomy of the Moon, 2010. He is a Romanian born living in New York since 1990.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Samovar Set to Simmer in September!

The Russian Samovar, after its annual week-long fall cleaning, is all burnished and shiny and ready to receive you. The post-Labor Day re-opening (Tuesday, September 7) features...that’s right, a poetry reading! This one is in English and Russian, and if I knew who was reading I would tell you. Anyway, it is sure to be festive, and wouldn’t you like to be the first to set foot on the freshly polished dance floor?