Cirque Reading, Seattle 2015

Lyn Coffin’s nineteen published books include Human Trappings (Abattoir Editions), The Poetry of Wickedness (Ithaca House), Crystals of the Unforeseen (Plainview Press), and Joseph Brodsky was Joseph Brodsky, published last year by Levan Kavleli Publishing in Tbilisi, Georgia, as part of their Mosaic of World Poetry. Books of translations include the Anthology of Georgian Poetry, forthcoming this summer by Slavica (University of Indiana), edited by Dodona Kiziria, White Picture (Night Publishing), selected poems by Jiri Orten translated from the Czech. White Picture has available an accompanying CD of music by the well-known folk musician Laz Slomowitz. With Laz and Mohsen Emadi, an exiled and widely-celebrated Iranian poet, Lyn will lead a presentation of Emadi’s work at the AWP in Seattle in February, 2014. She teaches Literary Fiction in the Continuing and Professional Education Division of the University of Washington. Last September, she taught a Translation Seminar at the Shota Rustaveli Institute in Tbilisi, in a cross-cultural visit sponsored by the American Embassy there. Her book-length manuscript of the poetry of Dato Barbakadze, translated by herself and Nato Alhazishvili, was recently published by Bedouin Books. This book won a $2000 translation award from the Georgian government. She has finished her metrical and rhymed translation of Rustaveli’s epic, The Knight in the Panther Skin.┬áHer story Falling off a Scaffold was in Best American Short Stories 1979, edited by Joyce Carol Oates. She holds an honorary doctorate from the World Academy of Arts and Culture (UNICEF) for “poetic excellence and her efforts on behalf of world peace.”

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  1. Lyn please add me to your email list and please contact Archipelago Books about Moshens poetry. They are at N32 at AWP!


    • Hi, Meredith- Thank you for commenting. I will indeed contact Archipelago Books about Mohsen’s poetry. Could you download my story, Counting the Wounds, from Amazon? I would like to know what you think. All best wishes-

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