updated 2/26/2017


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I’m a writer, artist, literary translator, and editor with a passion for teaching and social change.

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My work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Washington City Paper, Pacific Standard, Harper’s Magazine, VICE, PANK, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, The Literary Review, and elsewhere. Here’s a full list of my published writing.

I am currently at work on a collection about violence, trauma, and resilience, with support from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

I received my M.F.A. from Columbia University, where I completed concentrations in nonfiction writing and literary translation.

I have taught composition and journalism at American University, University of Maryland, Corcoran College of Art + Design (R.I.P.), Trinity Washington University, and Columbia University. I’ve also taught high school creative writing through various community programs. Currently, I work as the managing editor for Bellwether Education Partners.

In 2013, I received the Zoland Poetry/Vermont Studio Center Translation Fellowship, and in 2012, I was awarded a fellowship to attend the inaugural Translation Lab at Ledig House. My chapbook “Short Shorts” was named a semi-finalist for the Gazing Grain 2014 Poetry Chapbook Contest.

To contact me, email tpaperny [at] gmail [dot] com.


3 Responses to “About Tanya Paperny”

  1. Steve Low (Lincoln, MA) Says:

    I really enjoyed your article about Pat Singer. What a woman!

  2. tpaperny Says:

    Thank you, Steve! She is quite a character, isn’t she? I’m glad that came through in the piece.

  3. […] morning, after reading my post on Ukrainian literature, the translator/writer/editor Tanya Paperny passed along the following letter, which is signed by twenty-one Russian-language writers living in […]

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