Lera Auerbach

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Lera Auerbach
photo by Friedrun Reinhold
Lera Auerbach
USA/Austria/Germany

A renaissance artist for modern times, Lera Auerbach is a published poet and an exhibited visual artist. She is also a widely recognized conductor, concert pianist, and composer. Born in the Russian city of Chelyabinsk in the Ural Mountains at the gateway of Siberia, Lera Auerbach has become one of today’s most sought-after and exciting creative voices. All of her work is interconnected as part of a cohesive and comprehensive artistic worldview.

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by Gari Light

These English poems by Gari have the same energy and elegance as his Russian poems, and they are enriched by his multilayered, polyphonic use of the English language to express thoughts and feelings with sophistication and humor.

by Marina Tsvetaeva. Translated by Nina Kossman.

This new edition by Shearsman Press (UK) contains translations of Marina Tsvetaeva’s narrative poems (поэмы). They can be seen as markers of various stages in her poetic development, ranging from the early, folk-accented On a Red Steed to the lyrical-confessional Poem of the Mountain and Poem of the End to the more metaphysical later poems, An Attempt at a RoomPoem of the Mountain, a beautiful requiem for Rainer Maria Rilke, New Year’s Greetings, and Poem of the Air, a stirring celebration of Lindbergh’s transatlantic flight and the quest for the soul’s freedom. These translations were first published by Ardis in 1998 and reprinted by Overlook in 2004 and 2009. The current edtion was published by Shearsman Press (UK) in 2021.

 

 

 

Videos
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Poetry Reading in Honor of Brodsky’s 81st Birthday
Length: 1:35:40
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The Café Review Poetry Reading in Russian and in English
Length: 2:16:23