Basil Lvoff

About the Author:

Basil Lvoff
Basil Lvoff
New York, USA

Basil Lvoff is a writer, translator of poetry, and a literary theorist. He grew up in Moscow and moved to New York in his early twenties. He has taught Russian language, literature, and history at Columbia University, Hunter College, and New York University. His poems and essays appeared in Novy Mir, Zvezda, and Interpoezia among others, as well as in The New Review, which has recently published his stand-up tragedy devoted to the current war and the future of Russia: Vasily Lvov – That’s What They Call Me.

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.

by Aleksandr Kabanov

The first bilingual (Russian-English) collection of poems by Aleksandr Kabanov, one of Ukraine’s major poets, “Elements for God” includes poems that predicted – and now chronicle – Russia’s aggression against Ukraine.

Three Questions. A Documentary by Vita Shtivelman
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Poetry Reading in Honor of Brodsky’s 81st Birthday
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