Author Spotlight

Valzhyna Mort

Valzhyna Mort is a poet and translator whose third book of poetry, Music for the Dead and Resurrected, is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Born in Minsk, Belarus, she teaches at Cornell University and writes in English and Belarusian.

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Read and See: Ales Adamovich and Literature out of Fire

In postwar Belarus, where documents were either inaccessible or had been destroyed, the cowriter of Come and See pioneered a new form of literature sourced from the nightmarish testimonies of survivors.

By Valzhyna Mort