Dmitry was born in Gatchina, and spent most of his life in St. Petersburg. He graduated from the Faculty of Philology of the Russian State Pedagogical University named after A. I. Herzen. From 1995 to 1998 he attended Nonna Slepakova’s Literary Society, and since 1998 has been part of V. A. Leikin’s Literary Society. His poems were published offline and on the Internet. He has authored four books of poetry. Member of the Writers’ Union of St. Petersburg. In April 2022, he emigrated to Israel.
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.
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!