Vera Pavlova first visited Carlisle as a speaker for the Sirena International Poetry Festival in the fall of 2004.

Pavlova returned to Dickinson College in 2005, 2007, 2008, and most recently in 2013, when she conducted a workshop on poetry translation with Dickinson Russian majors. Watch her read her poetry at the 2008 Semana Poética International Festival:

Collection of images of Vera Pavlova

 

Collection of images of Vera Pavlova

 

During the Semana Poética VII, a crowd of poetry fans gathered in Rubendall Recital Hall to listen to the contemporary Russian poet recite her dense and highly personal poetry.