Essays and Poems A collection of poems in Interpoeziya. Forthcoming.
“Pun-Theism.” Gastarbajter. Slavic Diaspora Magazine 2 (2020). Forthcoming. (A multilingual collection of poems and essays.)
“The Sins of Art” [Grekhi iskusstva]. Zvezda 12 (2019). (“The Sins of Art” is a collection of theoretical essays on reading, particularlyRussian classical authors inducing Leo Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky.) Text.
"'Kuda zh nam plyt'?' A Civic Elegy, or an Oration upon Putin’s Return of Crimea." Syndic Literary Journal 21 (2019). Text.
"Life and Me" [Byt i ia]. Novy Zhurnal / The New Review 295. (A collection of poems.) Text.
"The Invisible Hand of the Artist." Gastarbajter. Slavic Diaspora Magazine. Forthcoming. (A collection of essays, in English and Russian, on aesthetic and philosophical matters.) Text.
"Meanwhile, the Horses Flock, Migrating Southward" [A loshadi sletaiutsia na iug]. Novyi mir 11 (2018): 26-31. (A collection of poems in Russian and English.) Text.
"A Hunt for Sunbeams" [Okhota na solnechnykh zaichikov]. Zvezda 1 (2017): 225-238. (“A Hunt for Sunbeams” is acollection of essays devoted to aesthetic matters.) Text.
"On Laughter’s Liberty and Tears’ Tenor." Subterranean Deliriums – Literatura Sin Fronteras. Winter 2018.
Translations Translations of Lydia Chukovskaya, Velimir Khlebnikov, and others. National Translation Month (2020). Forthcoming.
"Past Starshine, Star Signs, Planets: 4 Russian Poets Translated by Basil Lvoff." National Translation Month (2017). (Translations of the poems by Evgeny Baratynsky, Fedor Tyutchev, Osip Mandelstam, and Marina Tsevataeva.) Text.
"Five Memorable Russian Poems Translated by Basil Lvoff." (Poems by Robert Rozhdestvensky, Konstantin Balmont, Afanasy Fet, Fedor Tyutchev, and Ivan Turgenev.) National Translation Month (2017). Text.
While reciting my translations of Robert Rozhdestvensky's and Konstantin Balmont's poems at A Celebration of the Writings of Russian & Eastern European Poets, held by National Translation Month at the Cornelia Street Café on September 27 2018 in New York. Video below.
Reciting my Russian poems (51:20) at the Accents of New York reading, which concluded the 12th annual RusDocFilmFest-3W in New York. Organized by The New Review and Interpoezia.
"People say that one need not be a fish to become an ichthyologist. As for me, I am a fish: a writer who analyzes literature as art.” --Viktor Shklovsky