Anna Orlitskaya is a poet and translator. She graduated from the Russian State University for the Humanities with a degree in linguistics; later, she studied psychology at the Moscow School of Practical Psychology at the Higher School of Economics. She works as a Spanish teacher. Anna’s poems and translations were published in Russian literary magazines, such as Воздух, Дети Ра, Зинзивер, Среда, Артикуляция, Полутона, etc. Anna is the author of The Tree of Meanings (2020), a book of poems. She translates contemporary poetry from Romance languages (Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Galician), and she is a co-editor of Modern Russian Free Verse (2019), as well as a member of the organizing committee of the Free Poetry Festivals and the editorial board of a bilingual series of contemporary poetry translated from the languages of Spain and Latin America at the Free Poetry publishing house. She was a finalist of the Debut Award in Poetry (2010). Her poems have been translated into English, Spanish, and French. She lives in Moscow.
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