Leopold Epstein is a poet, who writes in Russian (and once in a while, in English). He published seven collections of poetry in the US, Ukraine, and Russia. He was born in Vinnitsa, Ukraine, in 1949, and is a mathematician by trade. He lives in Massachusetts.
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!