Kevin M. F. Platt

Kevin M. F. Platt is a professor of Russian and East European at the University of Pennsylvania. He works on Russian poetry, history and memory in Russia and Eastern Europe, and Global russophone culture, and translates contemporary Russian poetry. He periodically organizes the Russian-English poetry translation symposium Your Language My Ear — most recently in October, 2022, in partnership with PEN America and PEN Armenia in Yerevan and Aghveran, Armenia. His new book, Border Conditions: Russian-Speaking Latvians Between World Orders is forthcoming from Cornell University Press/Northern Illinois University Press in 2023.