Julia Pikalova is a Russian poet. Born in Moscow, she is a graduate of St. Petersburg State University (Masters degree of Philology) and of California State University (Masters in Business Administration). Pikalova started writing about 8 years ago. Julia’s poetry has been published in many Russian literary magazines in Canada, the US, Europe, and Russia. In December 2020, Julia’s book The First, containing 500 poems, premiered in Moscow. In December 2021, it was followed by a bilingual book Camminare sull’aqua, published in Italy; the translations were made by Paolo Statuti who has been translating Russian classics for more than 50 years.
In this collection, Andrey Kneller has woven together his own poems with his translations of one of the most recognized and celebrated contemporary Russian poets, Vera Pavlova.
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.