Mihaela Moscaliuc & Judith Vollmer

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Mihaela Moscaliuc & Judith Vollmer

Co-presented with University of Pittsburgh Press


In poems of compassion and social justice, Mihaela Moscaliuc’s Cemetery Ink probes borders and memory to work through understandings of belonging—from places (including her native Romania) and histories to ways of knowing, loving, and grieving. She is also the author of the poetry collections Immigrant Model and Father Dirt and the translator of Liliana Ursu’s Clay and Star and Carmelia Leonte’s The Hiss of the Viper. Her awards include two Glenna Luschei Awards, residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, MacDowell, and Le Chateau de Lavigny, and a Fulbright fellowship to Romania. She is associate professor of English at Monmouth University.

Judith Vollmer’s sixth collection of poetry, The Sound Boat, explores human voices and geographies, stories and mysteries, and natural phenomena inside urban spaces. Vollmer’s home city, Pittsburgh, and its sister-locations within Italy and Poland, undergird her attention to orientation and perception at work in her poems’ acutely visual studies. Vollmer’s award-winning collections, including The Apollonia Poems, The Water Books, and Reactor, have received notable recognition, including the Brittingham Prize, Cleveland State Poetry Prize, and the Center for Book Arts Prize. She lives in the Nine Mile Run Watershed area of Pittsburgh.

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Cemetery Ink and The Sound Boat are available for sale from White Whale Bookstore.

books by Mihaela Moscaliuc & Judith Vollmer


Thursday, June 23, 2022
Update: While we will still be presenting Mihaela Moscaliuc and Judith Vollmer virtually and available to view indefinitely, unfortunately we will not be hosting Mihaela and Judith in person.


Free, with registration
Registration may also be completed by email at info@pittsburghlectures.org or by phone at 412.622.8866.
Video links will be emailed to all registered for this event on the morning of June 23rd. The captioned video will be remain available to view after June 23rd.




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