Lightness of Being
Lightness of Being
Art of Irina Kopelevich

 
“I paint because it makes me happy to be able to put the world that lives in my head on a piece of paper. I am not concerned with proportions but with movement and color. I am trying to paint music in my pictures, I am trying to freeze the moment. “ –– Irina Kopelevich

About the Author:

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photo by Irina Kopelevich
Irina Kopelevich
Denver, Ciolorado

Irina is originally from Riga, Latvia.  She immigrated to the US in 1980  and became a local  Denver, Colorado artist.  Her work has been exhibited in galeries and in various exhibitions throughout the Denver Metro area.  Irina primarily paints with a mixture of tempera and ink wash, watercolors, and charcoal.  She is a member of the Colorado Watercolor Society, and her work has been featured in the April 2007 issue of the Hadassah Magazine

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Bookshelf
by Nina Kossman

A collection of moving, often funny vignettes about a childhood spent in the Soviet Union.

“Vivid picture of life behind the Iron Curtain.” —Booklist
“This unique book will serve to promote discussions of freedom.” —School Library Journal

by Ian Probstein

A new collection of poems by Ian Probstein. (In Russian)

by Ilya Perelmuter (editor)

Launched in 2012, “Four Centuries” is an international electronic magazine of Russian poetry in translation.

by Ilya Ehrenburg

Ilya Ehrenburg (1891–1967) was one of the most prolific Russian writers of the twentieth century.  Babi Yar and Other Poems, translated by Anna Krushelnitskaya, is a representative selection of Ehrenburg’s poetry, available in English for the first time.

by William Conelly

Young readers will love this delightful work of children’s verse by poet William Conelly, accompanied by Nadia Kossman’s imaginative, evocative illustrations.

by Maria Galina

A book of poems by Maria Galina, put together and completed exactly one day before the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. This is Galina’s seventh book of poems. With translations by Anna Halberstadt and Ainsley Morse.

Videos
Three Questions. A Documentary by Vita Shtivelman
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Poetry Reading in Honor of Brodsky’s 81st Birthday
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