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A native of Moscow, our featured client Andrey Gritsman has been teaming up with Writer’s Relief for almost twenty years! During that time, he’s received a 2019 Best of the Net anthology nomination. He also received the 2009 Pushcart Prize Honorable Mention XXIII, was nominated for the Pushcart Prize several times (2005–2011) and was on the Short List for the PEN American Center Biennial Osterweil Poetry Award.
Read on and watch the video to hear how Writer’s Relief has helped Andrey perfect and target his work, leading to a staggeringly impressive tally of over one hundred publications.
In Andrey’s Own Words
I don’t know what I would do without Writer’s Relief. Being a foreign-born writer, I absolutely would not have been able to manage all that it took for me to achieve over one hundred publications. They give me great, sincere advice and technical help, and their expertise at literary strategy has been hugely beneficial to my career as a writer.
With their help, I have been able to publish my work extensively. I’ve won a Best of the Net award, a Pushcart Prize Honorable Mention, as well as several Pushcart nominations.
Working with Writer’s Relief has allowed me the time to keep writing and living my life. They provide so much support—literary, technological, psychological—and I am deeply grateful to them for all of it.
More About Andrey
Born in Moscow, Andrey emigrated to the United States in 1981. He has published five volumes of poetry in Russian and four in English.
His poems, essays, and short stories in English have appeared or are forthcoming in dozens of literary journals, including Pirene’s Fountain, Forge, Emprise Review, Amarillo Bay, The Anemone Sidecar, Left Curve, Nimrod International Journal, Sanskrit, Blue Mesa, Carbon Culture Review, Confrontation, Cimarron Review, Euphony, The Fourth River, Absinthe: New European Writing, Hotel Amerika, Mad Hatters’ Review, Foliate Oak, decomP, Gloom Cupboard, Newfound, New Orleans Review, Notre Dame Review, Oracle, Wisconsin Review, Studio One, Denver Quarterly, Hawaii Review, Hunger Mountain, Projected Letters, Permafrost, A Gathering of the Tribes, The Magnolia Review, Poet Lore, Poetry International, Puerto del Sol, Reed Magazine, Riggwelter, Richmond Review (London), Fortnight (N. Ireland, UK), Landfall (New Zealand), Ars Interpres (Stockholm, Sweden), Schuylkill Valley Journal, The South Carolina Review, Stickman Review, The Spoon River Poetry Review, Harpur Palate, Tampa Review, Texas Review, Two Cities Review, Verdad, Whistling Shade, The Writer’s Chronicle, and The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review.
Andrey’s work has also been anthologized in Modern Poetry in Translation (UK); Crossing Centuries: The New Generation in Russian Poetry; The Breath of Parted Lips: Voices from the Robert Frost Place; Stranger at Home: American Poetry with an Accent; Visions International; and in Killer Verse: Poems of Murder and Mayhem.
He received his MFA in poetry from Vermont College. Andrey is a physician, and he runs the Intercultural Poetry Series in a popular literary club, Cornelia Street Café, in New York City. You can read more about Andrey on his website.