55 Voices for Democracy: Boris Dralyuk

While politics can involve seemingly abstract decisions, "literature can remind us of the stakes at human level," argues Boris Dralyuk. The translator, author and editor-in-chief of Los Angeles Review of Books talks about how translators help give the voiceless a voice, and shares what he believes to be the raison d’etre of literary criticism in an increasingly fragmented cultural landscape. Boris Dralyuk’s collection My Hollywood and Other Poems appeared in April 2022. In 2020 he received the inaugural Kukula Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Book Reviewing from the Washington Monthly.