Katia Baghai and Victor Enyutin live near Seattle, Washington State. Victor emigrated from the Soviet Union in 1975 and has authored numerous books of poetry and prose. His books in Russian, published in California, include “The Sixteenth Republic: the Soviet Immigration to the West” (1982) as well as many collections of poems and surrealist prose. He taught at the University of California at Santa Cruz & Irvine as well as at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey. Katia studied psychology. They started a blog together, writing about arts, films, poetry, and socio-cultural issues, and taught film together.
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!