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Ten Russian Poets

Edited by Richard McKane

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ISBN: 978 0 856463 28 0
Imprint: Anvil Press Poetry
Published: May 2003
216 x 138 x 19 mm
272 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • This original anthology traces a century of Russian poetry, taking us through the turbulent decades from 1900 to 2000 with poets of stature who reflected or recorded their times. It combines work by famous and lesser known (outside Russia) poets, some never previously published in English, through the medium of six translators, who also contribute biographical and historical notes. The one unnamed poet is the writer from the Arsenal Mental Prison Hospital in the 1970s, whose anguished, affecting verse, in a little book bound in elastoplast, was smuggled out of the hospital. These are poems that will continue to survive. The named poets are:

    Mikhail Kuzmin
    Velimir Khlebnikov
    Osip Mandelstam
    Boris Poplavsky
    Daniel Andreyev
    Arseny Tarkovsky
    Leonid Aronzon
    Viktor Krivulin
    Katia Kapovich

    The translators are:

    Vladimir Baskayev
    Kitty Hunter Blair
    Belinda Cooke
    Richard McKane
    Michael Molnar

    Richard McKane is a poet and the translator of Selected Poems of Anna Akhmatova and, with Elizabeth McKane, of Mandelstam’s The Moscow Notebooks and The Voronezh Notebooks . Anvil has published The Pillar of Fire, his selection from the poetry of Nikolay Gumilyov. He has jointly translated with Ruth Christie ... read more
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