Clare Cavanagh

United States, 1956

Clare Cavanagh studied comparative literature at the University of California and gained a PhD at Harvard. She is Professor in Slavic and Comparative Literature at Northwestern University. Cavanagh translated works of Polish poet Wislawa Szymborska and wrote the books Osip Mandelstam and the Modernist Creation of Tradition (1995) and Lyric Poetry and Modern Politics: Russia, Poland, and the West (2009). She is a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books and The New Yorker.