Irina is originally from Riga, Latvia. She immigrated to the US in 1980 and became a local Denver, Colorado artist. Her work has been exhibited in galeries and in various exhibitions throughout the Denver Metro area. Irina primarily paints with a mixture of tempera and ink wash, watercolors, and charcoal. She is a member of the Colorado Watercolor Society, and her work has been featured in the April 2007 issue of the Hadassah Magazine
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!