Bakhyt Kenjeev

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Bakhyt Kenjeev
New York, USA / Montreal, Canada

Bakhyt Kenjeev was born in Shymkent, Kazakh SSR on 2 August 1950. In 1953, his parents moved to Moscow where he grew up. He graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University with the equivalent of an M.S. degree in chemistry. In 1975, he was a founding member of the “Moscow Time” group of poets, with Alexei Tsvetkov, Alexander Soprovsky, and Sergey Gandlevsky. In 1982, he immigrated to Canada; his first book of poetry was published by Ardis Publishing in 1984. After Perestroika, Kenjeev frequently visited Russia, Ukraine, and other post-Soviet countries; he was a regular guest at numerous poetry festivals, including the Moscow Bienale, Kievskie Lavry, Leningradskie Mosty, Blue Metropolis Montreal festival,[9] and the international poetry festival in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and published several volumes of poetry. Many of his poems were translated into English, French, Kazakh, German, Swedish, and other languages. He was married to Lena Mandel. Kenjeev died on 26 June 2024 at the age of 73 after a short illness. (From Wikipedia)

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.

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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