Offcourse Literary Journal
ISSN 1556-4975 

Alex Cigale.


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Alex Cigale was born in Chernovtsy, Ukraine and lived in St. Petersburg, Russia from 1966 through 1972.  He spent most of the 80s in Ann Arbor, where he completed a BA in Russian Studies and Slavic Languages and Literatures and an MFA in Poetry at the University of Michigan. Since 1990 he has lived in New York City.

His poems appear in Offcourse Issue#42.
His translations appear in Offcourse Issue#41.

Alex Cigale’s own poems in English appear in Colorado ReviewThe Common Onlineand The Literary Review, and translations in Harvard Review OnlineKenyon Review OnlineModern Poetry in TranslationNew England Review, PEN America, PlumeTriQuarterlyThe Hopkins ReviewTwo LinesWords Without Borders, and World Literature in Translation. In 2015, he was awarded an NEA Fellowship in Literary Translation for his work on Mikhail Eremin, and guest edited the Spring 2015 Russia Issue of the Atlanta Review, writing about it for one week in Best American Poetry. His first full book, Russian Absurd: Daniil Kharms, Selected Writings is just out in the Northwestern University Press World Classics series (2017).


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