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Benjamin Paloff

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Benjamin Paloff

Benjamin Paloff grew up in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and was educated at Harvard (BA, MA, PhD) and at the University of Michigan (MFA), where he now teaches. He is the author of The Politics, a collection of poems, and has translated several books from Polish, including the forthcoming Lodgings: Selected Poems of Andrzej Sosnowski. The recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Fulbright Program, he is a poetry editor at the Boston Review.

Articles by Benjamin Paloff

Old-Fashioned
By Edward Pasewicz
And then she died on us, utterly. The leg dead, the foot rough. The bend of the knee glows with emptiness. And the belly’s warmth turns to ash, a black sachet filled with down. Even the cigarette,…
Translated from Polish by Benjamin Paloff
Multilingual
from Snow White and Russian Red
By Dorota Masłowska
Magda comes in, but without Eric. She looks like something’s happened, like she’s been shattered into little pieces, her hair this way, her handbag that way, her dress to the left, her earrings…
Translated from Polish by Benjamin Paloff
The Rat
By Witold Gombrowicz
The terror of the whole neighborhood, which had been so settled and well-off, was a brute, a scamp, and a brigand known as the Hooligan. He was born in the middle of nowhere on an expansive plain, grew…
Translated from Polish by Benjamin Paloff