Catherine Ciepiela is a scholar and translator of Russian poetry who teaches at
Amherst College. She is the author of The Same Solitude (Cornell 2006), a study
of Marina Tsvetaeva's epistolary romance with Boris Pasternak, and co-editor, with
Honor Moore, of The Stray Dog Cabaret (NYRB 2007), an anthology of poems by the
Russian modernists in Paul Schmidt's translations. Her translations of Tsvetaeva
have appeared in The Nation, Seneca Review and Pequod, and she is currently working
on translations of Polina Barskova's poetry for an anthology of three contemporary
poets she is editing for Zephyr Press. She was recently awarded a Joseph Brodsky/Stephen Spender Prize for her translation of a poem by Polina Barskova.