Alla Bossart

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Alla Bossart
Moscow, Russia

Alla Bossart is a journalist, poet, and prose writer. She graduated from Moscow State University with a degree in journalism and worked for various national (i.e., Russian) publications. After 1985, she worked for Moscow News, Ogonyok, and Stolitsa. She began writing for Novaya Gazeta and became its staff writer. An author of three novels, a nominee for the Big Book Award, Alla has authored five books of prose, a three-volume book of journalism, and three collections of poetry. Her poems have been published in many Russian-language magazines in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kiev, Yekaterinburg, Israel, and in the United States and Australia.

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.

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Poetry Reading in Honor of Brodsky’s 81st Birthday
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