Oles Grig (Oleg Fomin) was born on January 26, 1963, in Kharkiv. He graduated from the Kharkiv Pedagogical Institute named after Grigory Savvich Skovoroda (Philology Department). He began writing poems in 2016. Despite the obvious danger from the Russian bombardment, he does not leave his native city (Kharkiv, Ukraine).
This collection, compiled, translated, and edited by poet and scholar Ian Probstein, provides Anglophone audiences with a powerful selection of Mandelstam’s most beloved and haunting poems.
This collection of personal essays by a bi-national Russian/U.S. author offers glimpses into many things Soviet and post-Soviet: the sacred, the profane, the mundane, the little-discussed and the often-overlooked. What was a Soviet school dance like? Did communists go to church? Did communists listen to Donna Summer? If you want to find out, read on!