Aleksei Tsvetkov

About the Author:

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Aleksei Tsvetkov
Bat Yam, Israel

Aleksei Tsvetkov, a Russian-language émigré poet, translator, and essayist, was born in 1947 in Stanislav (now Ivano-Frankivsk) and grew up in Zaporozhye. He studied at the Faculty of Chemistry at Odessa University, the Faculty of Journalism, and the Faculty of History at Moscow State University. He was a member of Moscow Time, а poetry group in Moscow. He was arrested and deported from Moscow in 1975. Subsequently, he moved to the United States (1975). He edited а local Russian newspaper and taught Russian literature. In addition to poetry, he published prose, essays and translations. He is a laureate of the Andrei Bely Prize and the Russian Prize. He lived in San Francisco, Washington, and New York, until he moved to Bat Yam, Israel, in 2018.

Bookshelf
by Osip Mandelstam

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.

by Kristina Gorcheva-Newberry

Four teenagers grow inseparable in the last days of the Soviet Union—but not all of them will live to see the new world arrive in this powerful debut novel, loosely based on Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard.

 

by Mark Budman

Every character in these twenty-two interlinked stories is an immigrant from a place real or imaginary. (Magic realism/immigrant fiction.)

by Victor Enyutin

A book of poems in Russian by Victor Enyutin (San Francisco, 1983). Victor  Enyutin is a Russian writer, poet, and sociologist who emigrated to the US from the Soviet Union in 1975.

by Nina Kossman

A collection of poems in Russian. Published by Khudozhestvennaya literatura (Художественная литература). Moscow, 1990.

by Anna Krushelnitskaya

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!

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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