Of Politics and Pandemics: Songs of a Russian Immigrant

Tatiana Shrayer book cover

Join us for a book launch with Maxim D. Shrayer, award-winning author and professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies at Boston College, and his daughter, Tatiana Rebecca Shrayer, winner of a Stone Soup book contest and a student at the Driscoll School in Brookline.

In his forthcoming book of interconnected poems, Maxim D. Shrayer explores the impact of election-year politics and COVID-19 on American society. Written in the vibrant voice of his collection of novellas, A Russian Immigrant and employing a rich variety of poetic forms, Of Politics and Pandemics delivers a translingual poetic manifesto of despair, hope, love, and loss. Professor Shrayer will be joined by his daughter, Tatiana Rebecca Shrayer, author of the debut poetry collection Searching for Bow and Arrows, which explores the weight of one’s own personal, familial history as well as the history of politics and identity.

This screening will be presented via Zoom. A link will be emailed to all RSVPs 48 hours in advance of the event. Please register here.

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Thursday, October 29, 2020

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


361 Washington Street, Brookline, MA 02445, United States


Live closed captioning available on request.

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