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Boris Dralyuk, Ph.D.

Presidential Professor of English & Creative Writing


Boris Dralyuk, PhD, is the author of “My Hollywood and Other Poems” (Paul Dry Books, 2022), editor of “1917: Stories and Poems from the Russian Revolution” (Pushkin Press, 2016), co-editor of “The Penguin Book of Russian Poetry” (2015), and the translator of volumes by Isaac Babel, Andrey Kurkov, Leo Tolstoy, Maxim Osipov, and other authors. His poems, translations, and criticism have appeared in the NYRB, the TLS, The New Yorker, and elsewhere, and he is the recipient, most recently, of the 2020 Kukula Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Book Reviewing from the Washington Monthly, and the 2022 Gregg Barrios Translation Prize from the National Book Critics Circle. Formerly editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Review of Books, he is currently a Presidential Professor of English and Creative Writing at The University of Tulsa.


  • Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Research interests and areas of expertise

  • Poetry
  • Translation
  • Criticism