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Poems from the Scythian Wild Field

by Dmytro Kremin, translated by Svetlana Ischenko & Russell Thornton
edition: Paperback
tagged: russian & former soviet union

Out of one of the most troubled countries in the world comes a passionate, eloquent voice into the agora of world poetry. The Ukrainian poet Dmytro Kremin sings powerfully and insightfully the ethos of the Ukrainian people. At the same time, he exhibits a remarkable alertness to the role of the poet in the contemporary global reality. Poems from th …

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Of Architecture

The Territories of a Mind

by Vladimir Azarov, illustrated by Nina Bunjevac, introduction by Edward Kay
edition: Paperback
tagged: canadian, russian & former soviet union

A lively collection populated by historical icons, each poem a story about the potency of imagination, territories, border-crossings of the mind – among them: the madness of a king who wants to be a swan, Michelangelo chiselling a heart that beats into his David, Tsar Peter with his three pet dwarfs acting as generals in the army, Vera Zasulich w …

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Sochi Delirium

Poems

by Vladimir Azarov
edition: Paperback
tagged: russian & former soviet union, places

An unyielding fever of 103, the Sochi Olympics, and a state of inspirational semidelirium came together as Vladimir Azarov sat in front of his television, images swirled in his mind like a waltzing kaleidoscope. Memories from decades past were triggered as the Pussy Riot girls were being whipped by Cossacks. Marilyn Monroe of Some Like It Hot becam …

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Broken Pastries

by Vladimir Azarov
edition: Paperback
tagged: russian & former soviet union

Few moments, certainly few speeches, in the 20th century so radically altered the flow of international events and specifically the direction of Russian history as Nikita Khrushchev’s 1956 attack on the cult of Joseph Stalin. Overnight, a society under the lock and key of ideology and the eye of a secret police was sprung loose, entering into a p …

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Seven Lives

Almost Everything Can Be Taken from an Individual, but His or Her Story

by Vladimir Azarov
edition: Paperback
tagged: russian & former soviet union, social history

Vladimir Azarov grew up and came to maturity during a time in the Soviet Union when penal camps and the secret police were ubiquitous, but the one great truth that he and the world learned from all the great Russian writers, and that he learned in his own life in political exile, is that almost everything can be taken from an individual but his or …

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Strong Words

Poetry in a Russian and English Edition

by Alexander Pushkin; Anna Akhmatova; Andrei Voznesensky, translated by Vladimir Azarov & Barry Callaghan
edition: Paperback
tagged: russian & former soviet union
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Russian Poetry

A Personal Anthology

by Robert A.D. Ford
edition: Paperback
tagged: anthologies (multiple authors), russian & former soviet union

A collection of lovingly translated Russian poetry by various authors including: Sergei Essenin, Evgenny Evtushenko, Boris Pasternak, Andrei Voznesensky and many more!

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Symmetries

Selected Poems

by Marin Sorescu, translated by John Robert Colombo & Petronela Negoşanu
edition: Paperback
tagged: russian & former soviet union

Here are fifty-four poems by the Romanian poet Marin Sorescu. The poems were written (to quote the poet) "So that researchers of the year 4000 / Will certify that I existed / Around the middle of the 20th Century. / More or less." They are characterized by irony—"We wonder at nothing, / We make constant progress"—and a sense of surprise—"We l …

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The Left-Handed One

Poems by Lyubomir Levchev

by Lyubomir Levchev, translated by John Robert Colombo & Nikola Roussanoff
edition: Paperback
tagged: russian & former soviet union

The Left-Handed One is a collection (the first in English) of the poems of Lyubomir Levchev, an internationally known and widely read Bulgarian poet who has been described (by Lilyana Stephanova) as "the most contemporary of our contemporary poets." Here is a poetry in which the private vision serves the public good, in which the revolutionary spir …