Anna Osipova was born in 1976 in Yakutsk. She studied at the Yakutsk Art School named after P.P. Romanov, as well as at the Far Eastern State Academy of Arts in Vladivostok. A recipient of the Russian Academy of Arts diploma, she participated in many regional, national, and international exhibitions, in addition to six personal shows. She has been a member of the Union of Artists of Russia since 2007. Her paintings are in the National Art Museum of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) in Yakutsk, the Surikov Art Museum in Krasnoyarsk, and in private collections in France, Germany, USA, China, Israel, Canada, Estonia, and Russia.
These English poems by Gari have the same energy and elegance as his Russian poems, and they are enriched by his multilayered, polyphonic use of the English language to express thoughts and feelings with sophistication and humor.
This new edition by Shearsman Press (UK) contains translations of Marina Tsvetaeva’s narrative poems (поэмы). They can be seen as markers of various stages in her poetic development, ranging from the early, folk-accented On a Red Steed to the lyrical-confessional Poem of the Mountain and Poem of the End to the more metaphysical later poems, An Attempt at a Room, Poem of the Mountain, a beautiful requiem for Rainer Maria Rilke, New Year’s Greetings, and Poem of the Air, a stirring celebration of Lindbergh’s transatlantic flight and the quest for the soul’s freedom. These translations were first published by Ardis in 1998 and reprinted by Overlook in 2004 and 2009. The current edtion was published by Shearsman Press (UK) in 2021.