Alexander Makarov-Krotkov was born in 1959. His poetry began to appear in samizdat in the mid-80s. In 1989 he was published in famous émigré Paris-based journals “Kontinent” and “Mulet”. After 1989, his work began to appear in literary magazines in his homeland. He was published in a wide spectrum of literary journals and anthologies both in Russia and abroad, in Russian as well as in translations. Alexander Makarov-Krotkov is the author of seven books of poems, laureate of several literary prizes, and participant in many national and international festivals, he lives in Moscow.
In this collection, Andrey Kneller has woven together his own poems with his translations of one of the most recognized and celebrated contemporary Russian poets, Vera Pavlova.
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.