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About Dzvinia Orlowsky

Pushcart-Prize winner Dzvinia Orlowsky is the author of six poetry collections published by Carnegie Mellon University Press including her most recent, Bad Harvest, 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.


Present Adjunct Assistant Professor, English/Creative Writing, Providence College English
Present Solstice MFA Low-Residency Program for Writers of Pine Manor College, Founding Faculty (Adjunct), Poetry, Pine Manor College


Research Interests

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Honors and Awards

  • 2010 co-winner Sheila Motton Poetry Prize
  • 2006 Pushcart Prize Recipient
  • 2000 Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference Fellowship Nominee


  • Introduction to Literature
  • Creative Writing: Poetry