Elisheva Nesis (pen name: Elizaveta Mikhailichenko) is an artist and author. Back in the USSR, she graduated from Stavropol Medical Academy (with post-graduate work in psychiatry) and the Literary Institute. Since 1990, she has been living in Israel, where she studied at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. For the last 14 years, she has been a freelance artist. About 400 of her works are in private collections and museums around the world. She has had five solo exhibitions and many group shows. She has also co-authored several books of poetry and prose.
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!