Elvira Basevich

Elvira Basevich is assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Her poems embrace Hannah Arendt’s challenge to learn to love an imperfect world, an act that transforms the world into something worth loving and the proper home for all human beings, especially the disenfranchised, the oppressed, and the stateless. Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Poached Hare, TriQuarterly, The Gettysburg Review, & Blackbird.




“I collect poets who throw themselves out of hospital windows in Voronezh. / I wheel a teacart in a large house, its clattering spoons / announce my arrival.

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