Poetry in the Two St. Petersburgs

A Live Global Poetry Exchange

Date(s) & Times

March 17, 2019

9:30 AM

Sunday Morning


Admission is free. Brunch items available for purchase.


Red Circle Sponsors: Bill and Hazel Hough

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The Studio@620 invites you to an innovative poetic experience on Sunday March 17, 2019. Join us for brunch and enjoy a live video link performance of American poet Edward Hirsch reading his poetry in the Anna Akhmatova Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, with Anna Halberstadt reading her Russian translations of his work as well as a selection of her own poems. This live performance will be simulcast directly to The Studio@620. Florida's Poet Laureate Peter Meinke will also be present to participate from the Florida side of the connection.
Admission is free. Brunch items available for purchase. Please RSVP by calling The Studio@620 office 727-895-6620

Edward Hirsch has won many awards for his poetry and his writings on poetry. He is a former Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and is president of the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in New York City. He also has family connections with St. Petersburg, Russia and is a specialist on Russian and East European poetry.

Anna Halberstadt is a poet, psychologist, author of 2 poetry books in English and 2 books of translated modern American poems. Her works were published in several magazines in many languages. She is a Laureate of International Merit Poetry award in 2016 and a Laureate of "Translator of the Year" award in 2017 by magazine Persona PLUS for her translation of Bob Dylan's "Brownsville Girl" and she have done two poetry collections in Russian and the award for Poetry in Russian in 2016 by the journal "Children of Ra. "