Pushcart-Prize winner Dzvinia Orlowsky is the author of five poetry collections
published by Carnegie Mellon University Press including her most recent, Silvertone and
Convertible Night, Flurry of Stones, co-winner of the 2010 Sheila Motton Book Award. Her
first collection, A Handful of Bees, was reprinted as a Carnegie Mellon University
Contemporary Classic in 2008. Dzvinia’s poetry and translations have appeared in numerous
anthologies, including A Map of Hope: An International Literary Anthology; From Three
Worlds: New Writing from the Ukraine; and A Hundred Years of Youth: A Bilingual Anthology
of 20th Century Ukrainian Poetry. Recent translations have appeared or are forthcoming in
The Antioch Review, The Spoon River Review, Los Angeles Review, and Poetry International.
Her translation (from Ukrainian) of Alexander Dovzhenko’s novella, The Enchanted Desna,
was published by House Between Water press in 2006. A founding editor of Four Way Books,
she is a contributing editor to Agni, The Marlboro Review, and Shade. She has taught
poetry at the Mount Holyoke Writers’ Conference, The Boston Center for Adult Education,
Emerson College, Gemini Ink, the Stonecoast Summer Writers’ Conference, the Stonecoast
MFA Program in Creative Writing, Writers in Paradise, and the Solstice Summer Writers’
Conference at Pine Manor College; she recently accepted a one-year appointment as
2012-2013 Adjunct Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Providence
College. Her poems have appeared in a number of magazines, including Columbia, Field,
Diner, Ploughshares, The American Poetry Review, and The Massachusetts Review. Dzvinia
was recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council Poetry Grant as well as a Council’s
Professional Development Grant. 

Full-Length Poetry Collections

Silvertone (2013)

Edge of House (1999)