Highlights From The Yuriy Tarnawsky Manuscript Collection

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Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 6:00pm
Butler Library, Kempner Gallery

The exhibition, which will last from March 6, 2017 through March 31, 2017 and draws on material from the New York Poetry Group showcases the highlights in the literary and scholarly career of the Ukrainian-American author, literary scholar, and linguist Yuryi Tarnawsky.

Dr. Yuriy Tarnawsky’s literary career spans more than 60 years.  Author of more than three dozen books of poetry, fiction, drama, essays, and translations in Ukrainian and English, he is known as a radical modernist innovator who brought unto American literature the strict attention to form and spirit characteristic of experimental European fiction, in particular in the use of language.

On Thursday, March 23, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. Yuryi Tarnawsky will be reading from his newest books of poetry in Kempner Gallery of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library.  He will be introduced by Dr. Maria-Grazia Bartolini, author of a monograph in Italian on his poetry.  A reception will follow the reading.